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)
This seems to be related to the unionfs snapshot from 26.5.05, and links in the menu structure when calling "update-menus". The latest snapshot still has this bug. Until there is a solution for this, we are reverting to unionfs 1.0.11. --KlausKnopper Sun Jun 12 23:41:14 CEST 2005
V3.9 2005-05-27 freezes also on: apt-get install postgresql but it works if unstable release of PostgreSQL is used on V3.9. It worked on 3.8 as we tested a "on the fly" installation for http://xdash.jabberstudio.org (thought on 3.8, after several apt-get install xxx calls, apt-get hanged up in the state: uninterruptable sleep -> going back to the older snapshot of UnionFS is probabaly not the best solution...) --JWach 09:39, 13 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)
Actually, this isn't the case. Knoppix 3.9 seems to boot well on all USB DVD-Writers, CD-Roms etc. On which external USB drive did that problem occur? --KlausKnopper Sun Jun 12 23:41:14 CEST 2005
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.
Also, this seems to work here: ub for USB flash memory and usb-storage for writers. --KlausKnopper Sun Jun 12 23:41:14 CEST 2005
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!!
Well, PCI IDs for the pcitable, please? --KlausKnopper Sun Jun 12 23:41:14 CEST 2005
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.
Bug in kicker/3.4.0. Working on it. --KlausKnopper Sun Jun 12 23:41:14 CEST 2005
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] PREEMPT SMP 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 device_del+0x3f device_unregister+0xb ide_unregister+0x32d ide_register_hw_with_fixup+0x161 ide_register_hw+0xf idepnp_probe+0x9a match_device+0x24 . . . ide_init+0x44 do_initcalls+0x27 init+0x78 init+0 kernel_thread_helper+0x5 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).
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.
12) Does not boot on DELL Latitude D400 The only KNOPPIX that ever booted on DELL D400 was 3.6. All earlier and later versions do not find a KNOPPIX filesystem (written in red) and drop to a basic shell. Pity: we all use company-supplied D400 here and are stuck at 3.6. (udippel, Tue Jun 14 11:23:15 MYT 2005)
13) The supplied memtest V1.20 does hang on a HP Compaq dc7100 SFF system, and probably other systems equipped with an Intel 9xx chipset. Please import the latest memtest+ from http://www.memtest.org/ --Elim 12:29, 15 Jun 2005 (GMT)