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Old 04-07-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help with Knoppix

I need help im new on linux, I want to install Knoppix, but when its loaded I have two errors.

Linux detect all hardware that I have but when is starting my monitor shuts dows like (sleep in windows), then i restart to reload again but the other error is this "No suitable X-server found for your card" and Knoppix stop to load.

Hope that you people can help me

Thank you!!!

Old 04-07-2003, 10:48 AM   #2
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It doesn't sound like it detected your video card. Depending on your video card you may need to run xf86config and select your card manually or edit XF86Config and update the section under "Device"

If you have an Nvidia based card and the module is loaded in memory then the driver you'll want to add is "nvidia"
Old 04-07-2003, 11:02 AM   #3
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yeah i have a nviadia vanta, sorry but im new on this, how i configure the xf86config is there an console or someting.....?

hope that you can help me

Old 04-07-2003, 04:53 PM   #4
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Actually since you have an Nvidia card the best thing to do might be to download the latest nvidia driver from and install that. Last I checked they now have an installer that does everything for you (maybe it even edits the appropriate files for you)

Nvidia's website has all the details but after you download the driver you just install it like this:


or something.
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Knoppix runs from CD, so changing the config files would be hard.

Try this at the boot prompt:

knoppix xmodule=nv|radeon|savage|s3 ( specialy for nvidia cards )

or if that does not work:

knoppix xserver=XFree86|XF86_SVGA



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