Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Can't see desktop after boot up - only multicolored vertical lines

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3

    Can't see desktop after boot up - only multicolored vertical lines

    I am booting up Knoppix 6.4.4 from a thumb drive on an older Dell Inspiron, but after booting up, it changes to a black screen with a bunch of vertical lines of different colors...and that's it. There is nothing else. It will boot fine on my other newer Dell laptop, but not this one. I've tried many of the cheat codes to get something to work even if it is not optimal. It won't even display in text-only mode...unbelievable. Diagnostics on the hardware indicate things are ok, except for the hard-drive and cd-rom which I am not using.

    Any ideas on what to do???

    tm

  2. #2
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    802
    As you don't give any model indication, except for "older Dell Inspirion", it's hard to tell. I have been using Knoppix 6.X on several machines fitting that description, all the way back to i8100, with no problem at all.

    You might try with an older Knoppix, like 6.0.X.
    I doubt there is really a problem with text-only mode, as it seems that you have been able to enter init cheat codes. As you know which graphics module is used, you could check out hints for that. I have saved the day that way.

    Somehow, I feel that you haven't gone thoroughly through the whole list?
    Code:
    knoppix screen=1280x1024            Use specified Screen resolution for X
    knoppix hsync=95                    Use 95 kHz horizontal X refresh rate
    knoppix vsync=60                    Use 60 Hz vertical refresh rate for X
    knoppix xmodule=ati|fbdev|intel|mga Use specified Xorg-Module (1)
    knoppix xmodule=nv|radeon|savage|s3 Use specified Xorg-Module (2)
    knoppix xmodule=vesa|svga|vmware    Use specified Xorg-Module (3)
    knoppix norandr                     Disable Xorg RandR feature (may be
                                        useful if wrong resolution was detected)
    knoppix noddc                       Don't query monitor for resoution
    knoppix no3d|nocomposite            Don't use Xorg Composite extension
    knoppix vga=normal                  No-framebuffer mode, but X
    knoppix nodrm                       Don't load graphics acceleration modules
    knoppix nofb                        Don't load framebuffer modules
    knoppix nomodeset                   Don't use Kernel Mode Settings for X
    fb1280x1024                         Use fixed framebuffer graphics (1)
    fb1024x768                          Use fixed framebuffer graphics (2)
    fb800x600                           Use fixed framebuffer graphics (3)
    fb640x480                           Use fixed framebuffer graphics (4)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


IBM Power S822 8284-22A 12SFF Power8 3.89GHz 6Core 64GB RAM No HDD Server System picture

IBM Power S822 8284-22A 12SFF Power8 3.89GHz 6Core 64GB RAM No HDD Server System

$449.99



IBM 5362 Server  System/36 60MB HDD With Manuals  picture

IBM 5362 Server System/36 60MB HDD With Manuals

$7700.00



IBM X3850 M2 4U Rack Server BOOTS 4x Xeon MP 2.93Ghz Hot Swap 32GB RAM NO HDDs picture

IBM X3850 M2 4U Rack Server BOOTS 4x Xeon MP 2.93Ghz Hot Swap 32GB RAM NO HDDs

$279.99



IBM x3650 M4 2x Xeon E5-2670 2.6ghz 16-Core / 64GB / M5110e / 2x PSU picture

IBM x3650 M4 2x Xeon E5-2670 2.6ghz 16-Core / 64GB / M5110e / 2x PSU

$229.99



IBM System x3550 M3 Dual Intel Xeon X5650 @2.67GHz 32GB RAM No HDD picture

IBM System x3550 M3 Dual Intel Xeon X5650 @2.67GHz 32GB RAM No HDD

$74.50



ibm server z series picture

ibm server z series

$16000.00



IBM Cloud Object Storage Slicestor 2448 E5-2637 3.5Ghz 128GB DDR4 - NO HDD - NEW picture

IBM Cloud Object Storage Slicestor 2448 E5-2637 3.5Ghz 128GB DDR4 - NO HDD - NEW

$399.00



IBM Server System X3100 M4 | Xeon @ 3.10 Ghz | 8GB | 250GB HDD No OS (IG-PC26) picture

IBM Server System X3100 M4 | Xeon @ 3.10 Ghz | 8GB | 250GB HDD No OS (IG-PC26)

$96.01



IBM AC1 8722 4xIntel Xeon 2.2 GHz 8 Cores Server w/64GB/DVDRW/PS WORKS  picture

IBM AC1 8722 4xIntel Xeon 2.2 GHz 8 Cores Server w/64GB/DVDRW/PS WORKS

$83.95



IBM QRadar XX28-C 2U Server BOOTS 2x Xeon E5-2650 v3 2.3GHz 128GB RAM NO HDDs picture

IBM QRadar XX28-C 2U Server BOOTS 2x Xeon E5-2650 v3 2.3GHz 128GB RAM NO HDDs

$249.99