Linux is primarily an Enterprise OS, designed for Technical people like Developers, Programmers, IT specialists, and etc. Linus Torvalds says ‘One of the problems Desktop Linux has is it’s not made for normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…‘ Most “normal people” or normal Desktop/Laptop OS users don’t want to mess wid annoying “Authenticate” popups disrupting their thoughts or workflow. A login password is OK for most normal Desktop/Laptop OS users, but they don’t want annoying “Authenticate” popups or more ‘Pesky ‘Passwords‘ after logging in once.

Two Users & the Linux ‘Nanny

Hard to find a Linux OS that doesn’t want to force the Linux ‘Nanny‘ on their users, demanding ‘Pesky Passwords‘ from their users, tossing out annoying “Authenticate” popups which forces users to stop using the mouse ‘n move to a keyboard to type in a password – it’s the Enterprise OS mindset.

I have a WordPress Page dedicated to my search for Linux OSes that don’t require the creation of ‘Password Dependent‘ Users, or at least offer the ‘Root‘ User option if they do – Distros w/ *NO* “Authenticate” popup or other ‘Pesky Passwords’.

Linux OSes like Puppy Linux or EasyOS Linux never ask for any passwords…never have, a far as I know, and I have used Puppy Linux versions for a long time. Fedora Cinnamon SPIN doesn’t require the creation of a ‘Password Dependent‘ User, it just wants a password for the ‘Root‘ User. There are others wid different variations and/or options.

Many times, the Distro may offer the option for a ‘Root‘ User at login, instead of just the standard ‘Password Dependent‘ User, e.g. AlmaLinux offers “Not listed?” at the Login Welcome Screen:

Click on the “Not listed?” brings up this:

Type in “root” for the Username, then click Next:

Type in your root password ‘n Sign In.

Two Users & Two Sections

Many times I have tested Linux OSes where there is no working Sound Settings in the ‘Root‘ Section, but the same Sound Settings work in the ‘Password Dependent‘ Section.

Root‘ Section:

Password Dependent‘ Section:

I explain what is happening in those pics in the recent Fedora 35 Cinnamon SPINS post.

If that issue occurs (in ‘Root‘ Section), then it is usually just in the Sound Settings, because you can click on a song ‘n the player pops up ‘n starts playing it.

Not always tho, and sometimes the song plays on an Intel machine, but not on an AMD machine. This is the issue I’m having now wid Garuda Cinnamon. Remember, these problems don’t happen in the ‘Password Dependent‘ Section, but you get the annoying ‘n demanding Linux ‘Nanny‘ there.

I have been using the ‘Rose‘ Intel test computer ‘n the ‘CM130‘ AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X test computer for these tests. Songs play on ‘Rose‘, but not on ‘CM130‘, in the ‘Root‘ Section.

Rose‘ system info:

CM130‘ system info:

The other issue I have wid Garuda Cinnamon, in the ‘Root’ Section, is wid the Garuda Welcome program/app. It won’t open, and you get this:

You get the “You must run this program as normal user” (aka ‘Password Dependent’ User). That message will pop up at the start of each ‘Root‘ Section desktop opening, unless you turn it off:

Turn it off in the Startup Applications of the ‘Root‘ Section.

Part 2 Conclusion

Looks like I will need a Part 3. Those are the only two issues I have had in these Garuda Cinnamon tests, so the best part is still coming. 😉 Truly an excellent Linux OS!

Have decided that it will be in Tier One on the Karmi’s Top 10 5 2 3 Linux Distros page, but not at what spot yet.

Have created a WordPress Page for it – Garuda Linux – and will be adding this post plus other posts on Garuda Linux to that page.

Am almost done wid the tests, so one more Part should do it! 😉

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!