On Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:26:01 +0000, Albert Redditt wrote:
> And it apparently stores the root password on the install CD/DVD and you
> have to to use that same password to re-install… (so you can’t
> reinstall with a different password.)
It doesn’t. CD/DVD media are generally read-only, and if it’s being
written, it’s not like writing to a hard drive - you, the user, have to
specifically run specific software to get it to write to the media. This
is not something that happens accidentally - you have to be very
intentional about doing it, and with ISO media specifically, you don’t
generally add to an existing image - you burn starting with a blank disc
UDF (the other main format for CD/DVD media) isn’t what the ISO you
downloaded uses, so unless you’re using someone else’s custom built image
designed specifically to run from UDF media (which I’ve never actually
seen), what you describe simply cannot happen.
> I’ll try to reinstall with internet disabled , yet again , but you guys
> will have to tell my how to get Software Manager to point to the
> internet instead of the Install CD/DVD.
Remove the CD/DVD from the repository lists. Yast -> Software
Repositories. Remove the physical media from the list or disable it.
> All i know about source code is to type ./configure , make , make
> install…seems to work for most programs…
Actually, before downloading code and trying to build it, check the repos
to see if it’s in there.
> I downloaded a sound recorder called Audacity and it required a
> libmp3lame.so. to export to mp3 format so i downloaded the lame lib. i
> couldn’t figure out how to compile it though , it needs a lib with
> “dlopen” in it , so it would not compile with the normal ./configure ,
> make , make install ?
Follow the sticky in the multimedia forum and add the Packman repos.
Then install from the repositories.
For most normal users, building from source is generally not required.
> Also when rebooting , sometimes the logo with the 3 progressing circles
> doesn’t show up, its just a blank screen with three little rectangles in
> the center that progress, and the picture logo doesn’t show up…
That could be a video driver issue. Ask in the hardware forum and
provide some detail about what hardware you’re using.
But none of this points at all to your system being ‘hacked’ - so leave
that supposition as to that being the source of your problems at the
door, and focus on what we do know. “It doesn’t work the way I think it
should” is not the same as “my system was hacked”.
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