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    HP Pavilion locks on x-windws start

    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.

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    Try booting with the cheat code knoppix noddc at the boot: prompt.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen
    Try booting with the cheat code 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.

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    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.

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