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User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby jokersloose » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:51 pm

Hello All,

I am kind of new to linux. I run kubuntu 7.10 on my desktop and I have heard a lot of good things about mint so I would like to load it on my laptop. Toshiba A105, 512 RAM, 80 GIG hard drive. But when I load the live CD it asks for a user name and password. I didn't see anything on the log in screen telling me what it would be. So I was hoping someone could help me with this. I tried "guest" as both but it told me it was wrong.

So what is the user name and password for the live CD?

Thanks for any help,
James

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Re: User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby proxima_centauri » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:57 pm

Maybe you have a bad cd, as far as I know there are no login's necessary for the ubuntu/kubuntu live cd's.

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Re: User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby jokersloose » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:07 pm

Thanks,

I'll re-download and see what a different burn will do.

I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.

Thanks for the fast reply.

James

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Re: User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby proxima_centauri » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:29 pm

I misunderstood, I thought you were trying to install Kubuntu, nonetheless i know for a fact there is definitely no login necessary for Mint 4.0 either. Keep us posted if you have any more problems.
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Re: User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby jokersloose » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:04 pm

Well re-downloaded it and got it to run. However, there is no sound and/or wireless in the LiveCD.

So my next question is. Are sound and wireless issues common on laptops? While I don't mind doing a bit of work in order to get the distro up and running, I had a bad experience with a different distro and 2 weeks of waisted time trying to get sound up and running. I almost dumped linux totally due to it. From the LiveCD I will admit the things I have heard about mint are very much true. I really liked the interface and the "feel" of the desktop from the LiveCD. But there again I don't want to spend all my time with a new distro trying to get one part working.

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Re: User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby proxima_centauri » Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:45 pm

The sound is an issue nearly everyone has with an A105 lappy after a quick google search.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=635215&page=3
"I just fixed this for someone yesterday. The answer I got from google was to open /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base and at the end of the file in the options area add this line:

options snd-HDA-Intel auto

and then reboot. At least I think that's what it was.
Good luck."
perhaps that may work.

Can you post what kind of wireless card you have?
CHeers.

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Re: User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby jokersloose » Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:08 pm

Cool. I'll load it and try the edit you posted. As for my wireless card. It's an Atheros, I believe the chipset is AR5006EG. But could be wrong about that part.

Thanks,
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Re: User Name/Password (Live CD, LM 4.0) ??

Postby proxima_centauri » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:46 am

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=649019
that *might* work for your wireless.
Search in google with combination keywords AR5006EG Ubuntu wireless, etc there seems to be alot of discussion about it.
Cheers and good luck.


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