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A run a small Slackware install based on RUNT Linux and SLAX, installed on a 1" Seagate USB drive (5Gb capacity) which I use to carry various tools, etc. The idea is that I can use it similarly to a live CD and carry it with me, the advantage being all that extra disk space I can use, plus it can be read under Linux or Windows as it uses UMSDOS. I can get it to boot up without any problems on most PCs and run Slackware OK. Am posting this message from it now using Firefox.
I decided to install X and can get it running if I configure the xorg.conf manually. Whilst I am using the same PC this isn't a problem. However if I move to another PC, I then have to re-configure xorg.conf again for the monitor settings, etc.
I boot to a console prompt but I was wondering whether there is anyway that I can autoconfigure X when starting it up.
For example, if I boot the SLAX live cd it prompts you for some GUI options. It then autoconfigures X based on your hardware settings. I'd like to do something similar on my installation as potentially I could use it on lots of different PCs. I've tried using the scripts from SLAX but always get a black screen and my monitor reports that it is out of range with regard to the frequencies, etc. However SLAX works fine on this computer and I can go into the GUI so I seem to be missing something.
Any ideas? I have heard of something called ddcprobe and I've seen a script that Patrick Volkerding wrote that attempts to autoconfigure Xfree86 but am not sure whether a similar one for X11 (6.8.1) exists.
xorgsetup was a possibility, but how to incorporate that into a script? I've never done any scripts before
As for knoppix..... I like Slackware :-). I suppose what I am doing is similar in some aspects to a live cd in that I can plug it in anywhere. The problem is really just around X. For the time being I can do it manually, but it would be nice to just type in 'GUI' or something like that and have X start, like in SLAX.
I c, I've nerver used slcak, however taking ur idea of using a hdd, could it b use using a usb stick? it would require minimal minimal minimal file system eh, for example we have 128mb, 512mb, and now we have 1G
why carrie a hdd when u can carry a stick lol