Re: F14 Beta RC3 images available for validation testing!
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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 few > 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 your own). -- Adam Williamson Fedora QA Community Monkey IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org http://www.happyassassin.net -- desktop mailing list desktop@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/desktop