and i even downloaded another iso and burned it in case the first cd was a bad burn.
the best way is to use a re writable cd
first try without cheat codes, at the #prompt try xorgsetup and try startx, if it fails, it is ur grphix card problem
slax is a minimal live cd. (it is ment for tweeking and lerning like slackware) so it wont have all u need but u can add it.
when i try to start X i get the desktop background but the cursor is frozen.
so there u r.
the problem is with ur graphics card.
you could try it without graphix, only text mode. dotn try startx
i dont know wether the slax is shipped with nvidia graphix module by default.
if not u have to download the slax modules corresponding to NVIDIA grphix driver from their site.
put the module in it, create a new iso
in their site it is mentioned how to add ur modules
or make ur own kernel and put in it hi
burn it log into slax without x, text mode, then at the prompt
what about knoppix ?