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Old 09-08-2007, 08:14 AM   #1
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hey im not shure if this is the right place to put this but, I was having a problem with the knoppix livecd.. ok here is the story;

I burned the cd rebooted my computer and then came the knoppix screen. I pressed enter and it went black. I dont know if I was suppose to wait a while or not. So I tried again but I did failsafe and it started. and when knoppix came up my mouse wouldent move. what do i do
 
Old 09-08-2007, 08:26 AM   #2
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Usually this means that knoppix is trying to use a screen resolution that your monitor dosn't support. You will need to specify your screen resolution as a cheatcode.
 
Old 09-08-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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Is that for the mouse problem or the black screen?
 
Old 09-08-2007, 08:56 AM   #4
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The screen resolution suggestion is for the screen problem. When you booted in failsafe mode, did you then get a GUI screen? ---with the cursor frozen?

Note than many live CDs will now let you set various parameters as you start up.
 
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yeah i got the gui screen with the mouse frozen in failsafe mode
 
Old 09-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #6
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OK--go back and boot using one of the cheatcodes pertaining to screen resolution. (Link already posted) One of them will probably be something like VESA or VGA. (There also might be cheatcodes relating to the mouse.)

OR--get a different Live CD---eg PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, OpenSUSE. Knoppix may be behind--especially in terms of compatibility with certain HW.
 
  


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