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Re: Newbie problems

On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 03:46, ajitabhpandey@softhome.net wrote:
> Hi, 
> I am using Knoppix 3.1 which is based on Debian unstable. I am having 
> following problems: 
> (1.) On the Console I am not able to log on as root, I get an authentication 
> failure,though on X it is logging me in. However on console if I log in as 
> any other user I am allowed to do so. If I understand correct, there must be 
> some config file for this, please suggest what to do. 

If you are booting using the CD, you should be logged in automatically
as root. You should not get a login promt at all. If that doesnt work,
try logging in as a regular user and giving su. There is no password

> (2.) Even after I log in as a user from console, the keyboard is not 
> behaving in the manner it should. When I press / I get a - on the screen, 
> when I press - I get some junk character.
> I have checked the /etc/profile, the LANG variable was de_DE and I changed 
> it to en_US, still the same problem. Please suggest. 

Before you boot, press F2. There is an option there to change the
keyboard layout.

> (3.)When I try to install evolution I get the following error: 

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to remove all the unnecessary sources lines.
Just leave the unstable one in. AFAIK, Evolution is installed by



Shri Shrikumar             U R Byte Solutions
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