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Re: Newbie problems

Shri Shrikumar writes:
On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 03:46, ajitabhpandey@softhome.net wrote:
(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

No I have installed knoppix on the harddisk using the hdinstall script, so it is as good as Debian unstable. Only I am not able to figure out how root has been blocked to use the console (text) while on kdm it is logging in perfectly.

(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

This is again valid if i work from cd, there is no option like this for lilo.
(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
No Evolution doesn't come as a part of Knoppix 3.1 or earlier at least. I has checked even after booting from CD.

Ajitabh Pandey

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