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Old 05-26-2004, 11:52 PM   #1
ChronusDark
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ok i have a few things i would like to know how to do on my knoppix system..i did a hard drive install and i would like to
1. change the startup so it starts like slackware with the console login prompt and i can make it show a quote of the day type thing and a welcome message.
2. after i installed the nvidia drivers for some reason when i switch back to console from X my monitor says video cable disconnected, i assume this is because its trying an invalid video mode and i want to change what video mode the console switched back to.
3. i want to upgrade from gnome 2.4 to 2.6 and apt-get keeps timing out

if you need any more info to help me let me know

thanks in advance

[edit] dunno if this helps but knoppix is debian based if incase you didnt know
(no sarcasm)

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Old 05-27-2004, 12:14 AM   #2
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1. Open up /etc/inittab and look for the following line
id:2:initdefault:
it may be 2 or 3,4,5
close and then open
ksysv
on the runlevel shown in /etc/inittab move gdm/kdm/xdm down to stop
save and exit
Enter the command
ps aux
You will have a line for gdm/kdm/xdm
kill the pid for thar service
This will kill X and put you in a console login

And the next time you reboot you will have a console login

2. Don't know

3. You might try apt-setup which will put the best mirrors in the apt sources.list file.

Last edited by darthtux; 05-27-2004 at 12:20 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:17 AM   #3
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apt-setup doesnt work for some reason

Code:
sudo: apt-setup: command not found
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:22 AM   #4
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Perhaps sudo was not setup to allow that

try

su -
enter root password
then
apt-setup
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:23 AM   #5
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Code:
root@0[knoppix]# apt-setup
bash: apt-setup: command not found
nope not working
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:33 AM   #6
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Looks like knoppix sets up apt without apt-setup. I found of couple of threads on apt on the Knoppix forum that should help

http://knoppix.net/forum/viewforum.p...6d51c5109ad5ce
 
  


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