View Full Version : HP Pavilion locks on x-windws start

05-03-2003, 07:41 PM
I have been trying to get Knoppix to run on my HP Pavilion N3202.

It seems to detect everything correctly, and gets to the point where it starts x-windows and it stops with a black screen. The kyboard is unresponsive and the cd-rom must stil be mounted because it won't eject

Here is a short hardware list
64mb ram
500mhz Celeron (deteced as 382mhz)
8 gb harddrive
24x cd-rom
Silicon Motion LynxEM video
ESS Maestro PCI Audio
Linksys Wireless LAN card

Once again, I see Knoppix corretcly identify and load drivers for all these items.

05-04-2003, 01:30 AM
Try booting with the cheat code (http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.php/CheatCodes) knoppix noddc at the boot: prompt.

05-04-2003, 01:51 AM
Ok, I'll try that.

Right tnow it works with :
fb800x600 xserver=XFree86 , but it stays in 640x480 mode. Otherwise, it's working great!

plain ol fd800x600 won't do it, and neither will just xserver=XFree86 on the knoppix kernel

11-30-2008, 06:02 AM
Try booting with the cheat code (http://www.knoppix.net/docs/index.php/CheatCodes) knoppix noddc at the boot: prompt.

I have the same problem on HP Pavillion 6835, it halts on xwindow. I clicked on the cheat codes but its locked hope you can provide those codes so that I can make it run on my HP box.

Harry Kuhman
11-30-2008, 06:17 AM
Boy, someone dug up an old thread. Congratulations on at least trying to search for old postings. I'll suggest that you try any of the following cheat codes: xmodule=vesa or vga=0 or vga=normal . The first is my best guess, but I don't have that computer or that problem, so I can't be certain.