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    gpenguin,

    I dont use the "kde" screen saver, it didnt have as many, or "better", or more likely, unique screensavers - ones that are not found within the "kde" screensaver system. As you have found out, kde does not even include that many "default" screensaver, the random & blank savers.

    You either have to have KDE screensavers included with the Distro, on the LiveCD, or, you have to be able to "install" them, i.e. have a hard drive install, able to use klik, or Poor Mans, to be able to install with. (Even with xscreensaver)

    I use xscreensaver, and I dont use the menu to change, configure, or start, the screensaver... I use scripts, and a desktop file to start them...

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    Default Passwords a Necessity!

    Sorry for being such a tard: I figured this whole mess out but digging just a little deeper. So sorry.


    antweb: I tried your solution. I booted the 5.0.1 DVD and locked the screen without setting a root password or a password for the user 'knoppix'. Your 'fix' mandates that one already knows the password.

    My bigger question, I guess, is there has GOT to already be a defaul root password...right?

    As un: knoppix, I can lock my screen and Knoppix requires a password for me to unlock it.

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    Re: Default Passwords a Necessity!

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxchica
    My bigger question, I guess, is there has GOT to already be a defaul root password...right?

    As un: knoppix, I can lock my screen and Knoppix requires a password for me to unlock it.
    Aaaa, no... Knoppix DOES NOT already have a default password... for either a user account, or, root...

    The whole thing about Knoppix is, it is intended as a LiveCD, and is not intended to be hard drive installed... Which, when you do those things, during the install, it does create a user, and a root, account, both with passwords that you enter... BUT, the LiveCD does not contain any passwords.

    Think about it... If it did have a password, it would have to be "publicly" advertised, and if that were the case, you wouldnt likely change it, and thus, an attacker would only need to find out you are running Knoppix, and, attempt the default password. The way it stands now, you dont change it to something, personal, then you leave yourself open to attacks... It is already "publicly" advertised that Knoppix does NOT contain any passwords, so, most people, change it when they boot... But, then again, the LiveCD is read-only, and runs in memory only. So, not much someone can "infiltrate" on a CD boot? Right? (unless, of course, you mount up a few hard drives, as, say, read/write, and if you do, I would suggest that setting a root password is impairative)

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    Cuddles wrote:
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    (unless, of course, you mount up a few hard drives, as, say, read/write, and if you do, I would suggest that setting a root password is impairative)
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    Thats a good point, using the persistence facility, "knoppix home', can't really remember of hand but it will be in the docs cheatcode list, is a good idea. That is, a file on your hard drive that can be loaded at boot to provide a degree of personalisation. Your home dir and whatever you decide to include.


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