On Tue, 2010-09-21 at 23:35 -0400, Donald Buchan wrote:
FWIW I downloaded the F14 Beta-rc3 i686 liveCD to run it through a
basic desktop tests, and there was one apparent hiccup.
When I turned on the printer, the system correctly identified my printer
-- an HP Deskjet F4180 with an integrated flatbed scanner -- and
automatically found and installed the necessary driver(s) and
dependencies. However when I tried to use "simple scan" it still
insisted that it couldn't find a connected scanner, or that maybe it
wasn't turned on (ie. it was connected and turned on.) I have xSane
installed on my F12 system, and as I recall all I did during the
post-install process was install xSane, and the scanner (and printer)
worked fine from the get-go.
I'd say give Ivan's idea a shot here.
- Terminal: su command -- successful, but I found it unnerving that
there isn't a password for the root account; I suppose that assigning a
root password and publicizing it may actually be worse than not
assigning one at all, since some person will be lulled into thinking "oh
well it's password protected" not realizing that in not changing it, any
cracker who somehow manages to get into the system by whatever means
would easily try the password announced in the same place that innocent
liveCD users would find it: on a public web page!
There's that, and logically speaking there's absolutely no reason to
have a root password on a live image. You need to be able to boot the
machine to run a live image, and any machine you can boot is a machine
on which you have root access (it's trivial enough to find some kind of
bootable media which gives you 'root' of some kind, or even to build
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