Just got a horrible Samsung keyboard + detachable touch screen running even more horrible W8. Boots into KNOPPIX just fine using
$ knoppix 2
to get to a console but default boot or
$ startx
from the console leads to flashing lights then steady state vertical bright lines.
I've tried all the cheatcodes that I can think of. Anybody got lucky with this class of machine?
Thank you!
PS I usually achieve everything I want from the console including disk access but fdisk does not work: to access the partition structure I am being told I must use gparted: hence the requirement for a visible X screen.