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I'm trying to use Knoppix on a Gateway laptop using an Intel Core2 T7200 CPU at 2.0 GHz, with 2 GB RAM. Video is NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS. I've ...
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    Knoppix will not boot on laptop


    I'm trying to use Knoppix on a Gateway laptop using an Intel Core2 T7200 CPU at 2.0 GHz, with 2 GB RAM. Video is NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS. I've tried both the 5.1.1 and 4.0.2 versions, and both start the initial boot process but hang with a blank screen during configuration. It's fast, but it looks like it says something about the AC battery configuration just before the screen goes blank and hangs up. --I'm able to boot fine on a different Gateway laptop that is brand new and uses an Intel Pentium Dual T2330 CPU @ 1.6 GHz and 2.0 GB RAM. Video is Mobile Intel 965 Express. Anyone got any ideas on what might be causing the hangup on one but not the other?

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    It a Graphics Card problem. Knoppix is not configuring your Graphics Card properly.
    Try
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    xmodule=vesa
    or
    Code:
    xmodule=nv
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    Knoppix will not boot on laptop

    I hate to sound ignorant, but there's no help for it. Where do I enter this command? Knoppix doesn't finish booting, so I can't get to a command line. Do I enter this in the Windows command line prior to booting to Knoppix? Thanks for your patience and help.

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    Type command at boot screen at startup and hit enter key.
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