View Full Version : Just installed Knoppix and it wont boot into KDE, text mode only. HELP!
02-22-04, 02:50 AM
i installed knoppix 3.3 with no problems. Wasnt a remaster or anything, and the install went smoothely...now, the machine boots, gets to a point and asks for Username and Password. Then i dont know what to do. I didnt tell it to ask me for a password when i installed it, i get no errors...any ideas?
02-23-04, 12:26 PM
Which installer did you use?
When installing- you will set a password for both root and knoppix. If you can't remember doing this, I suggest you reinstall.
If you'd prefer a graphical login instead of a text mode login, when prompted about wanting to install KDM, choose yes.
02-25-04, 09:37 PM
You'll have to boot into single user mode in order to create users and passwords then I believe. I would just reinstall; however, if you do figure out the passwords and user names.
the command to start X11 is startx
at this point either X11 will start or it will not start.
If it doesn't start its either because its not installed, or the ect/X11/XF86Config or XF86Config-4 files are not properly configured.
I would think that knoppix would take care of these configurations for you automatically so I would imagine that you could have missed something during the installation?
still, I would try to type startx just to see if it works.
what is KDM?
must be the graphical logon.
don't you mean KDE? K-desktop?
If u see something like KDE maybe you want to install that too????
Really what you should do is...
get to the login, log in a user, type
if that doesn't get you into kde, I would try to reinstall.
If you end up with the same result after a reinstallation in which you look for a KDE to install, remember the installation program should also ask you questions about your mouse/monitor/videocard/ possibly keyboard. If it does not ask those question then I'm assuming it either attempts to autoconfigure them or it leaves the XF86Config and XF86Config-4 files for you to create. I've never used knoppix though.
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