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List V3.9 2005-05-27 bugs here

1.) It seems that v3.9's UnionFS has broken Debian package management. To reproduce the bug: Boot Knoppix V3.9, download a package & install it.

wget http://debian.mirrors.pair.com/pool/main/a/aterm/aterm_0.4.2-11_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i aterm_0.4.2-11_i386.deb

--UnderScore 20:02, 3 Jun 2005 (GMT)

Confirmed. Note that apt-get update; apt-get upgrade gets partially through an install before freezing, not all packages trigger this bug.

--Nosknoppix 12:21, 6 Jun 2005 (GMT)

2.) The "ub" kernel module is still compiled into the kernel. This prevents Knoppix from booting on USB CD/DVD-ROMs. <a href="http://linux.usc.edu/pipermail/usclug-chat/2004-December/000111.html">This has been known since Linux 2.6.9</a>. --PopeFelix 16:29, 4 Jun 2005 (GMT)

3.) Please config out CONFIG_BLK_DEV_UB (the ub driver). This driver has the bizzare side effect of stopping the usb-storage driver from ever seeing a USB device, irrespective of whether the ub module is loaded or not. As PopeFelix noted, this stops knoppix being able to use USB CD/DVD drives. One reason I have switched to kanotix is that absence of the ub driver.

4.) Please use the "ati" driver for ATI Radeon 7000 based video cards. Mine was detected properly, but the generic "vesa" driver was loaded, so no 3D for me!!


5.) When I try to go to the System Configuration menu item under Quick Browser the KDE menu bar disappears and I cannot get it to come back. This also happened once when trying to load Firefox, which never loaded.

6.) When shuting the system down, HP ze4610us, the shutdown hangs completely right after sending the kill signal.

7.) I have not tried my usb flash drive but will next to see if the ub driver problem above hits me as well

8.) Unable to boot on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 6000 laptop with a NTFS partition. Boots correctly everywhere with a FAT32 partition on the disk. For more informations and investigations, [see this topic].

9.) Unable to boot: kernel Oops PREEMPT SMP on dual 231MHz Pentium Pro server, "balboa" class (BIOS:

 AMIBIOS (C) AMI 02/02/1995 Date:-02/02/95
 BIOS Version 0.04.05.DA0  Beta 5.04 Production Candidate )

Runs RedHat 7.3, 8.0, 9; boots Debian sarge netinst and Fedora Core 3 installer OK. "boot: knoppix lang=us nopcmcia noagp noapm nomce noddc" produces "You passed an undefined mode number ..." [for VGA] Selecting any of modes 80x25, 80x34, 80x43, 80x50 then gives:

audit(1118362598.471:0): initialized
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000050
 printing eip:
*pde = 00000000
Ooops: 0000 [#1]
Modules linked in:
CPU: 0
EIP: 0060:[<c1087768>]     Not tainted VLI
EFLAGS: 00010286   (2.6.11)
EIP is at sysfs_hash_and_remove+0x8/0xdc
eax: 00000000  ebx: c0434638  ecx: c03752b8  edx: 00000200
esi: c0434638  edi: c03753ac  ebp: caeb7280  esp: c12b3e5c
ds: 007b  es: 007b  ss: 0068
Process swapper (pid:1, ...)
Stack: c0434638 c0434638 ...
Call Trace:
[<c020c47a>] device_release_driver:0x1a/0x60
[<c020c661>] bus_remove_device+0x3d/0x6c
             . . .
Code: 89 92 74 03 89 50 04 c7 41 ...

This is 100% reproducible, but I got tired of copying down all the numbers. "boot: failsafe" works, but all I get is a shell and a few commands (no install).

lspci says:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440FX - 82441FX PMC [Natoma] (rev 02)
00:0f.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
00:0f.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 41)
00:0f.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 02)
00:12.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
00:12.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
00:14.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21152 (rev 01)
01:05.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AIC-7880U
01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 01)
01:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: Cirrus Logic GD 5430/40 [Alpine] (rev 22)

There is 176MB RAM, SCSI CD-ROM, 2 (E)IDE disks on only one channel.

-- jreiser 02:15, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

10.) Knoppix always and only tries to load the vesa and fb drivers for X. Even if another driver [e.g. i810] is detected. X worked on most machines in 3.7, but many are broken in 3.9 now. Maybe consider reverting X's config or modifying the script? --tnm91 17:29, 10 Jun 2005 (GMT)

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