I have just installed (twice actually because I thought I had missed the root password window)..realise now there wasn't one. This is Sudo I suppose and I shouldn't complain since I don't understand it.
Anyway I figured that my user password would do where normally I would use su and I managed to download Thunderbird without issue.
If I try Adept now I am told the Adept database could not be opened. 'Try running apt-setup or apt-get in a console'. How? Why one download and no more?
I am really frustrated with this...the scroll in my Firefox is running about three lines an hour and looks like rippling water. I'll track this sort of thing down but I would like some help with Adept or Apt-get or Su.