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irnewb
post May 4 2009, 05:30 PM
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Ok so i'm new to linux and kind of lost, for the most part it's not too bad to learn it's user friendly thus far but I need two things answered.

First off i cannot stand mozilla firefox.. is there any way i can download one of the newest version of "Internet Explorer"? i have tried searching but cannot find one that supports linux =(.
So is there a way to get internet explorer?

Secondly i will be going off to school in september so i bought a new asus laptop with linux, and i cannot figure out how to set a username and password at startup for security purposes as i'll be living in a shared dorm room.
So could someone tell me how to set a username and password at startup?



Thanks a lot in advance for anyone that helps this linux newb smile.gif.
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irnewb
post May 14 2009, 06:24 PM
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so i tried the "ctrl alt t" thing for a console thing to come up.

I proceded to enter "sude su" hit enter. typed "passwd user" and it prompted me to type a password for it, so i did that.. hit enter and asked to confirm password.. so i entered same one again..

the console then told me the password to user has been set..so i decided to see if it worked.. i reset my laptop and bootup took longer than normal.. stayed on a black screen for about 20 extra seconds then went into my "desktop" as it would normally.


So uh what the hell did i set a password to? because it definitely didn't create a username/ password for me at startup b4 i can access the "desktop"
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