Re: 2005 -- We ust take on Windows
From: kier (vallon_at_tiscali.co.uk)
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 23:57:50 +0000
On Thu, 06 Jan 2005 19:00:52 +0000, Conor wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>, kier says...
>> > X.Org and APIC mainly by the looks of things. APIC is easy to sort out
>> > but I'll hold my hand up to not having the ability to change from one X
>> > server to another yet.
>> I think those were mainly what screwed my installation on my laptop -
>> though the actual install went fine. My brother did his best, but he's not
>> used to Mandrake. But I've had no trouble with this bog-standard P3 Dell
>> I'm posting from, and don't anticipate much on my other two desktops.
>> Slightly odd hardware can be a pain.
> I'm trying to get this all working on a Shuttle SN45G (latest BIOS)
> which is a nForce 2 Ultra 400 board so hardware wise, nothing unusual
> for later Linux distros. What really does throw me though is Knoppix.
> It won't even boot. Gets to the "Searching for SCSI.." at the very
> start of the bootup sequence and hangs solid - first time I've ever
> seen Knoppix do that. I've got to be missing something blatantly
Check out the cheatcodes at boot. Give this a try: knoppix noscsi (since
it seems to hag there). And try the 2.6 kernal option if you haven't
> On the Compaq Deskpro however, its a different sotry. Completely
> flawless - even the "mono" internal speaker works.
It's strange how some hardware can be fine, when you'd expect otherwise.
As always, you've just got to give these things a try, and see what
happens. Let me know if you have any luck.