LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2006, 10:23 PM   #1
JDark
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Knoppix 4.0 problem, need immediate help in any way possible!


Hello there, my name is JDark, a new member. On Monday, I just installed Knoppix 4.0.2 with the help of my co-worker at my job. It's quite nice and a challenge to use since I'm a beginner, but challenges are a good thing, a thing which more people need. I'm doing my best to quickly adjust to the Linux environment.

When I first installed Knoppix 4.0 I spent a few moments grabbing updates from the internet, but I ran out of time and decided to cancel and resume the next day since my job has a high speed connection and I do not. Today, I finished grabbing the updates and decided to keep my default settings when it had asked if I wanted to update my settings or not I chose to type "N" (meaning default). I also downloaded some drivers for my modem since it was a winmodem (Conxenant 2702)but have not completed the installation of it yet.

However, as of today, I have this problem when the Knoppix 4.0 screen first boots. Once it gets to the third step "Switching peripheals" I believe, the screen will turn black and it will display this:

modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting apm (/lib/modules/2.6.12/kernel/arch/i386/kernel/apm.ko)

After a few seconds, it will go back to the Knoppix 4.0 screen and go through the steps before the booting has been completed and again, once it gets to "Switching peripheals" the screen will go black and the same message will display again right under the first message.

Unfortunately I do not have a screenie of the error message. I wonder what I could do to fix this error so I can continue to use the beloved Knoopix. If you guys have any suggestions or whatnot to help with this problem, I would greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 03:37 AM   #2
anti.corp
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Copenhagen
Distribution: Debian E, Vectorlinux 5.1std, Arch, Gentoo 2006.0
Posts: 576

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi,

It looks like you lost your APM module.

Do you have to manually pull the plug to shut down your computer?

If you don't need APM just recompile a kernel without APM support.

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 02-15-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
JDark
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well, I can shut down by doing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Explain how I would need to recompile the kernel. Good thing someone replied.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 01:21 PM   #4
anti.corp
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Copenhagen
Distribution: Debian E, Vectorlinux 5.1std, Arch, Gentoo 2006.0
Posts: 576

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDark
Well, I can shut down by doing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Explain how I would need to recompile the kernel. Good thing someone replied.

Hi again

Im not goin to rewrite a text that's allready clear and wellwritten, so here is the link to the famous Wiki

http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Knoppix_Custom_Kernel_Howto

Good luck & happy compiling.

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 02-15-2006, 01:37 PM   #5
JDark
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Alright. I shall read and absorb this knowledge. Thanks for the link Jorgen.
 
Old 02-15-2006, 05:52 PM   #6
JDark
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Still no dice sadly...

In file included from /usr/include/sys/socket.h:35,
from /usr/include/netinet/in.h:24,
from scripts/basic/fixdep.c:107:
/usr/include/bits/socket.h:304:24: error: asm/socket.h: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [scripts/basic/fixdep] Error 1
make: *** [scripts_basic] Error 2


That's the message I got when a friend of mine (who is experienced with Linux) when we tried to solve the problem today. It seems that I have went from testing to unstable but I do not know why. We've read countless pages on recompiling and such but we're not getting the needed solutions, maybe I should not have gotten those updates that early.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 06:54 AM   #7
deoren
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 216

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
It seems that I have went from testing to unstable
Getting updates is usually a good thing, but since you're using the testing branch you'll probably never know what results you'll get.

I would suggest moving to unstable at the least as long as it includes security updates.

Most distros have an official "book" regarding how to handle maintenance tasks, and Debian is no different.

Here is Debian's documentation section:

http://www.debian.org/doc/

I would recommend checking out the FAQs, the manual and perhaps the install guide. They should give you some ideas.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partition problem with Qtparted in Knoppix variety & mp3 support problem in FC3 eypros Linux - Software 1 06-01-2005 08:12 PM
KNOPPIX 3.8.1 Problem with knoppix-installer Wireless-G-DSL Debian 4 04-13-2005 06:03 PM
Problem with knoppix and xp Rolandox Linux - General 2 04-11-2005 11:54 PM
knoppix problem ViLE Linux - Newbie 2 08-05-2003 07:48 AM
knoppix problem monkeymartin Linux - Distributions 3 03-28-2003 11:38 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration