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Old 08-09-2005, 12:02 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2005
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problems with knoppix and morphix

1) knoppix boot-up comes to a stop after these messages:

warning: ATI Radeon IGP Northbridge is not yet fully tested.

[welcome to knoppix (colorfully), or something like that]

Checking for USB...
and it stops there, even when i change the boot option to "boot: knoppix no{usb}".

2) how to configure morphix settings? (the settings don't seem to be saving, even when i check the 'save session for future logins' box. something to do with the liveCD nature...?)

+ i want to change the display resolution to 1280x800. this option is not available; i presume that i'd have to edit some file by hand -- which file (and how)?

+ i'd also like to configure the network, because for some reason, i noticed that the working IP address from windows is different from what is automatically assigned by DHCP in morphix. when i try to configure it 'statically' (?), it always reverts to the settings assigned by DHCP.

forgive my newbie questions -- just giving linux a try, hoping very much it will work out satisfactorily.
Old 08-11-2005, 04:41 AM   #2
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Location: Turku, Finland
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Try the "failsafe" mode in Knoppix boot. I've never had problems with Knoppix on any computer except one laptop - which presumably had a broken usb controller or something. Even that thing did boot with failsafe. Disabling ACPI might help also.

As Knoppix uses KDE it should be possible to change resolution without tempering with any textfiles manually. Anyway, if you have to, take a look at /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Changes to these files do not survive boot as you're using LiveCDs. You will have to manually kill the Xserver (which draws the pixels onto the screen) by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. I don't remember what Knoppix will do after that - it might as well reboot as well as restart the Xserver.

Good luck to your experiments . Can't help you with Morphix, though.
Old 08-12-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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failsafe got me all the way to kde (yay).

the first thing i did was configure the network, but after entering a couple values in netcardconfig, the computer froze... i didn't have the chance to tinker with resolution/display.


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