Well I got motivated and grabbed KNOPIX 3.3 after thinking a bit, (I have an older version I use to test equipment when I am buying it by the skid ie; old laptops...great way to see if they work
Anyway, 3.3 is the latest and I booted heres what I got (or didn't get)
My SB audigy 2 was detected but modprobe failed, rebooted this time I remembered to disable PNP OS in the bios.
Failed again, Ok so no sound. I didn't bother seeing if it had tv tuner software since I have no sound.
Ok..np I can live without sound I'm sure theres a workaround.
Lets just go on the net and browse around (read this forum as to other peopel exp. with audigy 2 etc
Oh wait...didn't detect my network card...now I come back on here and notice alot of other people have the same problem with the NIC I am trying to use
(onboard actually, I have the Asus P4C800-E Deluxe mobo with 3com/intel gigabit lan adapter)
Anyway...after finding out I have no network, no sound, and not caring if my tuner worked or not as soundless tv bites...
I rebooted back to winblows xp gah.
Maybe its just not ready for the "desktop" yet. If I was doing more developing then I am now I'd be running it, but I wouldn't even need a desktop...I'm happy with console...and I can do that on my server with putty.
Oh well. Maybe I wont upgrade this computer so quickly next time (I just upgraded it from a p4 2.4 256M 1066MHZ rambus ram...small raid array 2x30...etc; etc
and when it becomes "old" and everything is supported I'll switch over ;/