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Old 05-31-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Knoppix hd install & X problems


Yesterday I installed knoppix to a linux partition on the hard disk. It boots but there are several problems.

1.) On every boot it does slow hardware detection, it searches for pcmcia, usb deveices and many other and this is unneeded and slow. How can i prevent this? I read some of the startup scripts, but they seem too complicated and I'm afraid I'll mess the things up if I edit them.

2.) It knows it runs from hard disk but never automatically mount my Windows partition, I have to manually mount it (there is a proper entry in /etc/fstab). Where's the problem.

3.) Setting up the X server is mission impossible. Depending on my luck I either have the computer hanging, or the screen messed, or in the best case the X screen is Ok, but on the framebuffer console i can only see some dots and colorful lines. Using the VESA driver there aren't such problems, but it's slow and unreasonable cause there is an accelerated driver. The same happens also with the normal Debian - I never had success with Debian and X - it doesn't work properly no matter what I try.

I should ask why the poor Debian user have to stuck with the XFree86 when most of the popular distros are using . And what's the magic with the Xfree86 in debian which prevents me from success? (When i first used Slackware, there were also problems with Xfree, but I was able to solve them).

I'm sorry for the long post, but it's really annoying to retry and retry with no success for relatively simple task.
Old 06-01-2005, 01:53 PM   #2
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Anyone ? Please give me some advice. Somebody familiar with debian startup scripts ?


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