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darbasbog List V3.8.2 bugs here

1. Fails to boot from external USB DVD-CD drive

Early in boot, it prints : Can't find KNOPPIX filesystem. and drops into a mini shell. See also bug 6 on page V3.8.1 bugs

Solution?: Line 363 of linuxrc inside /boot/isolinux/minirt.gz may have two inconsistent extra underscores; "$FOUND_USB$FOUND_FIREWIRE" should likely read "$FOUNDUSB$FOUNDFIREWIRE". Untried. I have no USB-CD. [pbs 20050520]

2. smbfs has a 2 gigabyte file size limit

In the 21th century. tsk tsk tsk ...

Workaround : use cifs instead of smbfs ("modprobe cifs" might be needed)

--Xerces8 09:14, 16 May 2005 (GMT)

3. Serial mouse is not more detected since first 2.6.x kernel. Actually it is detected as "USB Mouse". Please try to fix this. (By the way, no problem with Kanotix remastered versions of Knoppix, so it may work). If it is not easy to always automatically detect the mouse what about force detection with a new cheatcode, for example knoppix serialmouse, or knoppix usbmouse etc. (oscar)

4. The losetup and mount programs have not been patched to support the multi-key setup of loop-aes. From loop-aes README file: "Setting up multi-key gpg key-file and using that key-file with old single-key only aware losetup/mount programs is dangerous." SOLUTION: This can be fixed by replacing the outdated mount-aes package with loop-aes-utils package from Debian. Please also include the aespipe package (installed size is only 88 kB) in KNOPPIX.

5. boot parameters "noeject noask toram" used together cause a hangup during shutdown. Without "noeject noprompt" machine does a clean poweroff. (jari_heikkinen 20 May 2005)

6. No connection to internet via ISDN with FritzCard 2.0 PCI, with both possibilities.

7. xchat gives segmentation fault

  - Workaround: use xchat-1.8.9-0woody3 if you need IRC
    Do (as root) :
    apt-get update
    apt-get install xchat/stable xchat-common/stable

8. When I restart Knoppix with my saved configuration; the system time is changed (+5 hours). The configuration was meant for introducing my printer and a swap file in a dos partion. I can reproduce this pheanomenon.

9. Ndiswrapper 0.1.1 broken in Knoppix 3.8.2. "Modprobe ndiswrapper" fails dues to missing module (ndiswrapper.ko ?). Need to recompile from source and reinstall? [pbs 20050531]

10. Madwifi modules are back in 3.8.2 but netcardconfig doesn't work with Atheros network devices ath* (ex. ath0). Solution: change line 73 of netcardconfig from NETDEVICES="$(cat /proc/net/dev | awk -F: '/eth.:|tr.:|wlan.:/{print $1}')" to NETDEVICES="$(cat /proc/net/dev | awk -F: '/eth.:|tr.:|wlan.:|ath.:/{print $1}')" adding |ath.: save file in your home directory and run from there.

11. I configure my network cards (one Intel wireless and a wired broadcom), I save my config on USB Pen Drive. The network functions correctly, but when a shutdown and restart Knoppix, the parameters of the network cards are correctly loaded and applied, but I'm not able to ping anything. I have to reconfirm all the parameteres (IP, Mask, Gw) using netcardconfig command.After this the network restart to function.

12 It appears that 3.8.2 has lost the ability to run video on an Intel 82815 internal video chipset. Others are also experiencing that in 3.7 the Intel 82815 worked great, but in 3.82 it's hosed.

13. Does not include LVM support, so cannot be used to repair LVM systems. Fix: Include LVM in kernel (as modules), include the lvm2 package from Debian. Autodetection is more complicated; not as important.

Any ideas on why my system hangs shortly after booting Knoppix. It is fine if i leave it doing something like copying files but it fails as soon as i use the mouse and or keyboard in any applications. AMB Athlon on an Asrock K7S8X board, runs rock solid under windows.