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Hello all I recently came into possession of an old Compaq Armada M700, 400 MHz and 400 MB RAM. I decided to try installing Knoppix on the laptop, and i ...
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- 09-18-2009 #1
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- Feb 2007
Knoppix boot problem (X won't start)
I recently came into possession of an old Compaq Armada M700, 400 MHz and 400 MB RAM. I decided to try installing Knoppix on the laptop, and i used a Knoppix Live CD that i had lying around to install to the hard drive. Knoppix was working fine, and once i got wireless internet up and running, i tried an apt-get update/apt-get upgrade, which went smoothly (or so it seemed). However, on the next boot, knoppix booted to a root console. When i typed in startx (I tried it both as user and as root), I got the following error message:
This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation. It is not supported in any way. Bugs may be filed in the bugzilla at http://bugs.freedesktop.org/. Select the "xorg" product for bugs you find in this release. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions please check the latest version in the X.Org Foundation git repository. See http://wiki.x.org/wiki/GitPage for git access instructions. X.Org X Server 18.104.22.1681 (1.6.4 RC 1) Release Date: 2009-8-25 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 22.214.171.124-dsa-ia32 i686 Debian Current Operating System: Linux Microknoppix 126.96.36.199 #8 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 9 14:33:28 CET 2009 i686 Build Date: 14 September 2009 05:23:17PM xorg-server 2:188.8.131.521-1 (email@example.com) Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version. Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sun Mar 9 07:38:32 1980 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" (EE) Failed to load module "freetype" (module does not exist, 0) (EE) Failed to load module "type1" (module does not exist, 0) (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument SELinux: Disabled on system, not enabling in X server (EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument xinit: ../../src/xcb_lock.c:33: _XCBUnlockDisplay: Assertion `xcb_get_request_sent(dpy->xcb->connection) == dpy->request' failed. /usr/bin/startx: line 197: 3686 Aborted xinit "$client" $clientargs -- "$server" $display $serverargs
By the way, in case this was a little unclear; i do have internet access at the moment, through my wireless network, so that might be some useful information for anyone reading this.
I should also mention that i tried reinstalling xserver-xorg, I don't know if that would do anything but it was the only thing I could think of hehe..
Last edited by wutcnbrowndo4u; 09-18-2009 at 06:52 AM. Reason: forgot something
- 09-20-2009 #2
It says that the modules that they are trying to load (freetype and type1) is missing or accidentally deleted.
Another is the Assertion of `xcb_get_request_sent(dpy->xcb->connection) == dpy->request' failed.
The last one is /usr/bin/startx loading was aborted.
- 09-20-2009 #3
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- May 2004
- arch linux
Lots of folks install Knoppix to a hard drive, but it was never intended for that and it runs best as a liveCD, as indicated in the official Knoppix Wiki:
Hd Install HowTo - Knoppix Documentation Wiki
Knoppix is designed & intended to be used as a GNU/Linux LiveCD and not a HD installed Linux distro. A HD installed Knoppix will give you a running GNU/Linux system but it is not easy to support or administrate and add/remove of software is complicated and is best left to GNU/Linux experts.
Either way, I hope it works out for you and that you will enjoy running Linux on your laptop.oz
- 09-20-2009 #4
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- Feb 2007
Ah, i see.
I actually hadn't come across that information; thanks for the info. Given that it's not really meant to be installed on a hard drive, I guess I can probably anticipate more problems with upgrading etc in the future, and I don't imagine those will be easy to fix on a regular basis. I think I'll try Puppy or DSL (though i gather that that is based on Knoppix, so maybe I'll stick with Puppy). Thanks very much for your response