View Full Version : NimbleX User?

May 22nd, 2008, 07:56 PM
I have NimbleX which is based upon Slackware, installed on a 1GB USB flash drive. This distribution is a lot of fun to use and extremely fast. My one major concern is that it runs in root and apparently has no provision for a user. When it starts up you are not asked for a name or password.
It is my belief that there must be some kind of work around or script that can fix this problem. Although I can get around in Linux pretty well, I just don't have the knowledge or skill for this task.
Any thoughts on this?

May 22nd, 2008, 09:04 PM
Try disabling USB 2.0 (High Speed) in BIOS.

May 22nd, 2008, 09:50 PM
I fail to see how that answers my question. I want to be able to use Nimblex whenever & where ever. In order to do this I need a secure work around as I also want to access the web.

May 22nd, 2008, 11:19 PM
Found in the Nimblex Forums (Duh!)

Boot with "changes=/dev/hdaX" (where hdaX is a linux formatted partition on your harddisk) to command line, login as root and use


follow the menu and add a new user. Then copy all configuration files from /root to /home/new_user (where new_user is the name of your created user) in this way:

cd /root
cp -R * /home/new_user/
cp -R .??* /home/new_user/
chown -R new_user /home/new_user/

Then logout as root and login as new_user, cancel kmix and krandrtray question and start kmix and krandrtray again. Start kcontrol and change the login manager to autologin not root but your new_user.

Then make the changes permanent with

su -
dir2lzm /mnt/live/memory/changes nimblexuser.lzm

Insert this module into your booting system (new ISO or copy it to harddisk or USB drive if you boot from harddisk or USB drive) and have it available at every reboot.