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Can I connect an external LCD monitor and work at higher resolutions
How can I get a console window
How do I get a grub boot prompt
How do I boot from an external device
How do I see all of a dialog that is too large under linux
What is the root password
How can I find the wired and wireless MAC addresses
How can I get my (x/eee/)Ubuntu to shutdown completely
USB Stick is not automounting
Yes. Just connect a monitor and boot the eeePC. You'll get a larger screen. This is reported to work with a Philips 190B (display of 1280×1024). Fn-F5 can be used to toggle between internal lcd, external lcd and both. If you want to toggle after booting the PC you might want to go to Settigns/Desktop mode and set Resolution manually (e.g. to 1280×1024).
Some eeePCs however come configured with a maximum resolution of 1024×768. See http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:external_monitor for how to fix this (gives you up to 2048×2048).
In the Xandros screen press ctrl-alt-T
While booting keep F9 pressed.
While booting keep ESC pressed.
Hold the ALT key while dragging anywhere in the dialog to move the dialog offscreen. Also, ALT + O selects OK, ESC cancels a Dialog.
There is no default root password. The root password has to be chosen when putting the eeePC to first use. If you have forgotten it you can of course always restore the software using the DVD and start from scratch. Alternately you may try to modify /etc/passwd (haven't tried the latter one myself).
You can also type “sudo passwd” in console. This way you can set new root password (works on 901).
Method one: get a console window using ctrl-alt-T, then type @@sudo ifconfig -a@@
Method two: go to: Settings → Diagnostic Tools → System Info → Details → Ethernet
Some users have reported that when they shutdown Ubuntu, the screen goes blank, but the power light remains on. If you are having this problem, then try the following:
sudo vi /etc/default/halt
Save the file (:wq in vi) and reboot.
If you get an error message like: “You do not have enough permission to read /home/user/XXX” while plug in an USB Stick, you should check if the folder /media still exists.
check this post: http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?pid=50258#p50258