New Knoppix install changed on me!!
Found the terminal command 'knoppix-installer' and it worked nicely! I've tried Suse, Mandriva, Debian, and Fedora 5 without being able to install any of them correctly on my machine. Finally, Knoppix (based on Debian!) installed to the point where I still got some errors on boot, but it went into the GUI and worked almost perfectly; sound, wireless, but no printer. After two reboots now it only boots up into text - terminal mode. Is there any way to get into the GUI from terminal mode, or should I try a fresh install? I am getting ready to just buy a new computer with Fedora pre-installed. Since May 15th, I must have tried over 50 installs in all kinds of hardware and software configurations. Even with an M.S. in Computer Engineering, I have no idea why these installs are unable to complete. I have installed all versions of Windows on many machines and never had a problem. I would like to switch everything over to Linux, but am hitting hundreds of road blocks.
So when my machine boots into terminal mode, is there any way I can get it into the GUI, or must I completely reinstall and try again?
Thanks for your time and help!!
- Richard in Rio Rico, AZ