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    Knoppix on Toshiba Skullcandy freezes after a few seconds

    I'm trying to run Knoppix on a Toshiba Skullcandy laptop (2015 model). It has an AMD A8 processor and Radeon graphics. 'knoppix64 no3d' causes it to boot OK and get to the graphics screen, but after a few seconds everything freezes and only a forced power-off works. Does anyone have Knoppix working on this kind of system ? Am I missing a cheatcode, and if so which one ?
    Things run OK if I boot with 'knopppix64 2', but obviously I don't get a GUI that way and that's no use to me.
    'knoppix64 no3d failsafe' also hangs after a few seconds.

    Thanks for all help anyone can give !

    Chris Ward

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    Hi, and welcome to Knoppix!

    Run upto init 2 and install a specific proprietory AMD Radeon linux driver for your graphics processor.

    After installation, restart, and you will hopefully have the GUI.

    And from the next time, please post detailed spec data for us to help.
    Last edited by rajibando; 06-12-2015 at 12:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajibando View Post
    Hi, and welcome to Knoppix!

    Run upto init 2 and install a specific proprietory AMD Radeon linux driver for your graphics processor.

    After installation, restart, and you will hopefully have the GUI.

    And from the next time, please post detailed spec data for us to help.
    Last time I booted, I waited about 15 minutes and everything 'unfroze'.
    What detailed spec do you want, how do I find it, and how do I set up the appropriate AMD Radeon linux driver ?

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    Not so many questions at one time

    Let's take things step by step.

    Are you familiar with Linux? ... Knoppix?

    Take out those papers you received from your vendor when you bought that laptop.

    There will be detailed info about your Graphics Card's make, every single detail.

    Go to AMD website and search for the appropriate linux driver file.

    Download it. Save it where it is going to last really long.

    Then use 'knoppix64 2", the one your wrote as cheatcode.

    Once reached there, type and go to where you saved the driver, at the terminal.

    Run the file.

    Follow the instructions displayed by the driver while installing.

    After it's over, you could try startx.

    See what happens.

    If the graphics is okay and the system works, restart and make a persistent image.

    You have to install the driver over again if you didn't have a persistent.

    Follow all instructions on Knoppix website meticulously.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-ukl View Post
    Last time I booted, I waited about 15 minutes and everything 'unfroze'.
    What detailed spec do you want, how do I find it, and how do I set up the appropriate AMD Radeon linux driver ?
    Why do you capture someone else's thread?
    Last edited by Werner P. Schulz; 06-12-2015 at 09:33 PM.

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    Sorry, I seem to have 2 user-ids on knoppix.net. I am tjcw01 and chris-ukl.

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    Therefore I suggest, to purge your newer registration to avoid further confusions or shall I purge your registration from 2005?

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    Which Knoppix version CD or DVD are you using? 7.4.2 or 7.5?

    Quote Originally Posted by tjcw01 View Post
    I'm trying to run Knoppix on a Toshiba Skullcandy laptop (2015 model). It has an AMD A8 processor and Radeon graphics. 'knoppix64 no3d' causes it to boot OK and get to the graphics screen, but after a few seconds everything freezes and only a forced power-off works. Does anyone have Knoppix working on this kind of system ? Am I missing a cheatcode, and if so which one ? Things run OK if I boot with 'knopppix64 2', but obviously I don't get a GUI that way and that's no use to me. 'knoppix64 no3d failsafe' also hangs after a few seconds. Thanks for all help anyone can give ! Chris Ward
    Which Knoppix version CD or DVD are you using? Knoppix 7.4.2 or 7.5 or 7.4.1? Get the most recent version that you can obtain and let us know what happens.

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    Please purge the 'tjcw01' registration

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    New laptop, new Knoppix version 7.4.2 and 7.5.0

    1. hi Chris!
    2. Knoppix 7.4.2 and 7.5.0 work great on a new laptop, 2015, like you have.
    3. Have you checked the case for dust? I've had problems with laptops gettting too hot and start acting contrary.

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