View Full Version : Clean installation without any 'knoppix stuff' remaining?

04-18-2004, 10:29 AM
I have updated everything with 'apt-get' and have only unstable Apt repositories in my sources.list - but still there's some 'knoppix stuff' left:

root@abc:~# dpkg -l | grep -i knopp
ii ash-knoppix 0.2-4 A smaller version of the Bourne shell enhanc
ii captive-ntfs-k 0.5-1 knoppix menu item for calling the captive-nt
ii configure-xawt 0.1-6 pre-configures xawtv for use with knoppix
ii ddcxinfo-knopp 0.6-5 Monitor/Graphics card DDC hardware detection
ii etcskel-knoppi 0.6-26 Skeleton files for all user
ii hotplug-knoppi 0.5-7 hotplug handler for KNOPPIX
ii hwdata-knoppix 0.101-3 hardware identification / configuration data
ii kdelock-knoppi 0.5-1 Replaces the kdesktop_lock with non-locking
ii knoppix-bookma 0.5-2 Bookmark file templates for KNOPPIX
ii knoppix-custom 0.07-2 change boot options and files of a KNOPPIX i
ii knoppix-graphi 3.4-2 The background wallpaper and ksplash graphic
ii knoppix-menu 0.5-2 Menu structure and icons for the KDE/GNOME K
ii knoppix-remoun 0.5-2 Minimalistic script for r/w remount of parti
ii knoppix-sounds 0.5-1 2 of the Space Sounds taken from the Mandrak
ii knoppix-termin 0.5-18 Starts all services necessary to boot KNOPPI
ii knx-alsa 0.1-7 brings alsa to knoppix
ii knx-installer 0.3-3 installs knoppix to hd
ii kudzu-knoppix 1.1.3-3 The Red Hat Linux hardware probing tool.
ii kudzu-knoppix- 1.1.3-3 Hardware detecting library
ii kudzu-knoppix- 1.1.3-3 Hardware detecting library
ii linux-wlan-ng- knoppix+0.2.0- drivers for wireless prism2 cards
ii mkpersistentho 0.5-5 Shell GUI for generation of a KNOPPIX persis
ii rebuildfstab-k 0.5-6 fstab-rebuilder for KNOPPIX
ii restartx-knopp 0.5-2 Shell GUI for restarting KNOPPIX desktop
ii sambastart-kno 0.1-3 adds an sambastartup script to knoppix
ii saveconfig-kno 0.5-12 Shell GUI for generation of a KNOPPIX config
ii scanpartitions 0.5-5 fstab-helper for KNOPPIX
ii sshstart-knopp 0.5-2 Starts SSH and sets a password for the knopp
ii sudoers-knoppi 0.5-1 /etc/sudoers for the knoppix user
ii syslinux-knopp 2.04-1 Bootloader for Linux/i386 using MS-DOS flopp
ii sysvinit 2.84-176 System-V like init with KNOPPIX scripts.
hc sysvinit-knopp 2.84-1 System-V like init with KNOPPIX scripts.
ii user-profile-k 0.6-26 Skeleton files for the KNOPPIX default user
ii usleep-knoppix 0.5-1 sleeps for a number of microseconds, see man
ii xsession-inits 0.5-11 Starts X-Window system from INIT on KNOPPIX
ii xsession-knopp 0.5-48 Automatic Xsession startup script for KNOPPI

Is it possible to replace these with genuine Debian packages? How to do that?

I'm satisfied with my Knoppix but some of my Debian friends don't think that Knoppix hd-install would ever be compared with pure Debian install. What do you think?

04-19-2004, 03:40 PM
You can remove/replace just about anything you want using apt-get. I have installed Knoppix on several machines and I usually remove knoppix-graphics and knoppix-sounds. I stick to standard KDE graphics. I also replace the cursor (pointer) graphics using one downloaded from www.kde-look.org. You can also edit the file: /etc/motd It is the "message of the day" that says something like "Welcome to Knoppix 2.4.24" I usually change it to read "Welcome to Linux".

I also usually change sysvinit to the standard one as well. You have to be careful with that one becasue some key packages depend on it. I have written how I did it here: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8123&highlight=sysvinit

The other packages can be removed/replaced if you want, but it doesn't hurt anything. Some are very useful, like the "netcardconfig" script which is not a part of regular Debian.

04-19-2004, 08:15 PM
I also usually change sysvinit to the standard one as well. You have to be careful with that one becasue some key packages depend on it. I have written how I did it here: http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8123&highlight=sysvinit.

Thank you. I tried to change sysvinit but the package (from unstable) contains some bugs at this time. I installed it anyhow.

So I have the new sysvinit package but something is not right because X and KDE doesn't start as a user (I can run WMaker as a root).

I tried 'apt-get dist-upgrade' again and nothing is to be installed. I think there's no fatal error but some tuning is to be done :)