Well, first off, you don't want to log-in as root. That can get you in trouble. I haven't tried it in Mandrake
(you could do it in Red Hat). You have the log-in preference set to "Auto Log-in(best choice for single user). When you log-out, it doesn't know it is still you, so you have to log-in a new user(still you).
It's best to become Root on a case by case basis(either in "Terminal" or when configuring system). Others may(probably) will disagree. I'm not in Linux right now, so I can't check if you can even Log-in as Root(or Superuser). Go to Configure-Login and change from Auto-login if you want to be asked every time.
As far as the internet, Go to "Configure"- "Internet" -
"New Connection" - choose "Dial-up" and answer questions till finished. Sorry that these instructions are a little loose since I'm in Windows right now. Just
take a tour of the tool bar and it's choices, Mandrake 10 is very user friendly. chuck
I just installed Mandrake 10.0 (downloaded version) on one of my Pentium based PC. I created a non-superuser (only one such user) account during the install and set a password for that user but now when I start Linux it does not ask for that user's password. If I logout and try to login again the screen for providing password appears but even if I do not provide the password I can still enter the system. Could some one please tell me
a) How is this so?
b) How can I log-in as root? The login process doesnot have a stage where I can enter user-id and password. As I said when I start the PC for he first time it just goes to the ordinary user account straightaway (no login screen) and if I logout and try to login again the login screen shows only the ordinary user.
c) Is it important to install an anti virus software? If yes which is a good free one?
d) How does one create a dial-up account for internet?
Thanking all in anticipation.