Re: [debian-knoppix] X problems
On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 08:01:37PM -0800, Robert M. Riches Jr wrote:
> Using KNOPPIX_V3.3-2003-11-19-EN, I have problems getting X
> to run on one machine. The Iwill P4ES mobo has an AGP slot,
> but I'm using a PCI graphics card, Radeon 7000 or 7500. CPU
> is 1.8GHz Pentium 4 processor. RAM is 512MB. The machine
> runs Redhat Linux 8.0 very reliably. The same mobo and CPU
> with an AGP graphics card work fine.
I would be having a look at the XF86Config file. Compare the RH version with
knoppix. Look for things that are noticeably different. You may be able to
identify the section of the file that is giving problems, and edit it by
hand. Use the RH version as a guide to getting your knoppix going.
> Anyway, I have to use "2" as a boot argument to get a text
> console. From there, if I type "startx", after a while the
> monitor says it is not getting a signal and goes into sleep
> mode. No amount of ALT-CTRL-BACKSPACE or ALT-CTRL-F1,
> etc. will revive the system--requiring a hardware reset.
> The latest attempt was to do (at the text console) "XFree86
> -configure" followed by "startx -- -xf86config
> XF86Config.new" (I might have something incorrectly
> capitalized here, but it was right when I did it.) X comes
> up, a desktop (KDE presumably) displays a bunch of icons, a
> panel, and so forth. The problem here is instead of text
> characters, I see boxes.
> Any suggestions?
> Robert Riches
> (Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)
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