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    How to get root to speak English?

    Installed Knoppix501 in English with
    # knoppix keyboard=es
    but I don't think I included a specific lang=en. Would that cause apps started
    by the root user to be in German? Everything else is in English.
    The actual offender is Krusader when I try to run as root. Yes, I know but it is
    very handy. mc does fine but the editor is almost impossible to read.

    Installed Xfce and mostly going very well.

    I'm struggling because it's been many years since my German classes at the university.
    40 years ago the classes were reading and writing oriented but I've forgotten a lot.

    Thanks for any pointers.

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    When starting commands from console, you can use LC_ALL to set the language.
    Code:
    knoppix@1[knoppix]$ LC_ALL=de sudo krusader
    knoppix@1[knoppix]$ LC_ALL=en sudo krusader
    I just tested this, and this works for me.

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    Thanks, I'll make a note of that.

    Today, after reinstalling, just to see but it still did the same thing.
    Finished configuring fstab; adding in my partitions for opt, usr/local, home, test, and win_d;
    and installed a few of the apps that I needed. And all of a sudden after restarting X,
    now it works as expected. Not really sure what caused it or what fixed it.

    Thanks for your tip. It may come in handy in the future.

    regards,
    Richard.

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