View Full Version : Knoppix 4.02, standard user account, sudo, networking

10-14-2005, 09:04 AM
So I installed Knoppix 4.02 DVD to the hard disk. It boots and runs off the hard disk fine.
My standard user account during the install, I called mine "mike".

So I login as "mike" and I cannot do anything.
Every 2 seconds it asks for my root password.
This is a new system of course, and I need to customize this system.

So I add "mike" to the /etc/sudoers file using visudo....


save the file
I visually verfiy /etc/sudoers has mike added....
exit, loggoff and reboot the computer

Log back in as mike, and every 2 seconds, it asks me for the root passwd.

Basically, just trying to add my ethernet to the networking and get that going, but
everytime I do add the network interface, it just hangs.....and never returns...

Is there anyway I can login to the GUI as root??
I dont care about f****** security at this point.
I just need this to work. Security is usless if it does not work.
Worry about security later when its working.

10-14-2005, 03:14 PM
yes you can, please insert here all the normal warning about it being a bad idea!
At the boot screen switch to the Console login, login as root and startx
(works for 3.8.2 anyway)