View Full Version : I get a GUI... sometimes

06-19-2004, 03:02 AM
Hey guys,

Completely new to the board, and to linux. I've installed the latest version of knoppix on my pc, and it's great, except for one problem.

Sometimes when I turn it on, I can log into the GUI system, and other times it is a text based (non-gui) system. It's about 50-50 at the minute. But lately, it's been more frequent that I'm getting non-gui.

I suspect gfx drivers at some level.

Does this problem seem familiar to anyone? Anyone know how I'd fix it?

Some details that may help from linux startup screen:

video is VOODOO BANSHEE, using XFREE86(tdfx) SERVER
processor is AMD k6 3d 500

There's also a line: INIT: Entering runlevel: 5

It does say that it's starting the kdm desktop manager, but then it just allows me to login via the non-gui interface.

If there's any more info you need, then let me know. Also, if it involves using commands in linux, could you let me know what commands I need to run to get the necessary info.



06-19-2004, 03:57 PM
Do you have sufficient ram? I.e. at least 96MB.

06-20-2004, 02:59 AM
I have 128mb RAM. It seems to be working again now. I don't know what the problem was. I'll just keep an eye on it.