1.) Reported by Mkurz
The "Start Samba Server" does not create proper shares. The script /usr/sbin/sambastart does not write a correct /etc/samba/smb.conf file. It has worked in Version till 4.02, but with 5.0 it does not.
2.) Reported by phil42
UPDATE: This is not a bug. Previous behavior can be restored with a KDE panel configuration change.
If the panel is moved to the top of the screen, hidden, and the panel-hiding buttons are removed, it does not reappear when the pointer moves to the top of the screen.
3.) Reported by Jackobli
Seems that the persistant homedir does not work properly. I can create a persistant home on my USB-Stick. But the home will not be loaded on the next boot (home=/dev/sda1). --Jackobli 00:37, 21 Mar 2006 (GMT)
4.) Reported by jab (email@example.com)
Radeon xorg driver does not work with Dell 2405FPW monitor and radeon 9250 card; when X starts the screen goes blank and is unrecoverable (alt-backspace and ctrl-alt-f2 do nothing). This worked fine in knoppix 4.0.2 and xfree86. I can use the vesa driver (knoppix lang=us xmodule=vesa) but that really limits my screen resolution.
5.) Reported by MrMoor
"knoppix bootfrom=/dev/hdc3/KNOPPIX_V5*.iso" does not work. During boot I get:
Accessing KNOPPIX DVD at /cdrom2.loop/KNOPPIX_V5*.iso...ERROR: Module cloop is in use umount: Device or resource is busy insmod: error inserting '/cdrom/boot/modules/cloop.ko': -1 File exists insmod: can't read '/modules/cloop.ko': no such file or directory Found primary KNOPPIX compressed image at /cdrom2/KNOPPIX/KNOPPIX. ioctl: LOOP_SET_FD: Device or resource busy
and it continues to boot from DVD. hdc3/KNOPPIX_V5.0DVD-2006-02-25-EN.iso is -rwxr-xr-x KNOPPIX:KNOPPIX on ext3.
6.) Reported by mkrufky (mkrufky at linuxtv dot org)
Unable to mount Compact Flash drives connected via an IDE interface. This worked in all Knoppix versions 3.8 through 4.0.2, I have not tried in versions earlier than 3.8.
7.) Reported by mkrufky (mkrufky at linuxtv dot org)
Missing hybrid v4l/dvb kernel modules: cx88-dvb, saa7134-dvb, but their dependencies are all present. This causes bugs in the cx88 driver (loud static on startup), due to some missing init code that should run in the missing cx88-dvb module. Of course, the lack of these modules also prevents DVB operation for those devices.
8) burn successfully KNOPPIX_V5.0.1CD-2006-06-01-EN on a CD, and Knoppix V5.0 tested successfully on different machines, but cannot boot on my laptop "HP Pavilion 5000". error description: enabling DMA accelerator for the hdc [HL-DT-ST GSA-4082N] looking for CD in: /dev/hdc
and after 3 minutes stuck, that message appear at the screen : can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry, dropping you to a (very limited) shell... and a shell prompt knoppix appear...
9) Reported by StuartCook
"Start Samba Server" share creation failure (see 1 above) in 5.0 and 5.0.1.
Workaround: Edit /usr/sbin/sambastart, near the bottom, replace /mnt by /media
Now "Start Samba Server" should create disk shares correctly.
If this is the wrong place for this workaround; apologies.
10) Reported by Greg M. Johnson
5.01 as live CD works well with USB pen drives. A HDD install of 5.01 does not. I noted that you create the exact same fstab, whether it be live or installed. And that's the bug! :). The UID for /sda1 that you put into fstab is "knoppix" in both cases. For a live boot, this is correct. For a HDD install the UID ain't 'knoppix' unless the user has created a userid of that name. WORKAROUND: if one creates a userid of "knoppix" on the system, it works.
BUGFIX: (As reported to me--Greg-- by knoppix.net forum member "AgenteFBI", Jaime)
I fixed this bug modifying the file: /etc/udev/knoppix.rules
- file: /etc/udev/knoppix.rules
- Add or remove /etc/fstab entries in KNOPPIX -KK
ACTION=="add",SUBSYSTEM=="block",KERNEL=="[sh]d*" RUN+="/bin/sh -c '/usr/sbin/rebuildfstab -u knoppix -g knoppix -i &'" <---- ACTION=="remove",SUBSYSTEM=="block", RUN+="/bin/sh -c '/usr/sbin/rebuildfstab -r -u knoppix -g knoppix -i &'" <----
New modified /etc/udev/knoppix.rules
- file: /etc/udev/knoppix.rules
- Add or remove /etc/fstab entries in KNOPPIX -KK
ACTION=="add",SUBSYSTEM=="block",KERNEL=="[sh]d*" RUN+="/bin/sh -c '/usr/sbin/rebuildfstab -u $USER -g $USER -i &'" ACTION=="remove",SUBSYSTEM=="block", RUN+="/bin/sh -c '/usr/sbin/rebuildfstab -r -u $USER -g $USER -i &'"
That did it for me, and also fixed bug #14!
11) Reported by Mark Rice
Intel Wireless (2200 bg) does not work on IBM T42. It worked great with Knoppix 4.02. ipw2200 and related modules show up with lsmod. iwconfig shows no wirelss adaptores.
12) Reported by Greg Powers
Saved a config using Knoppix 4 to a USB drive. Booted with Knoppix 5.0.1 (CD) with myconf=scan. Works. Most things do work. Great system. However, when try to save config again it only lists the floppy as a destination option. Can't save to USB key. Maybe change from /mnt to /media was missed in some file somewhere? Silly change, btw. Sorry.
13) Reported by Richard Earhart
For Knoppix 5.0.1 both DVD and CD 1. Several different routers correctly configured several different net chips with DHCP in previous versions and are no longer doing so. 2. There is a problem with hardware detection, specifically: NO /proc/pci which exists in previous versions. 3. Intel and 3COM network chips that worked in previous versions are not being properly detected or configured. See http://www.knoppix.net/forum/ (Networking) 5.0.1 (2006-06-01) DVD and networking for details.
14) Reported by Greg M. Johnson
For the live boot of DVD of 5.0.1-DVD, everything works great with multimedia. With a HDD install of 5.0.1, I cannot get a peep of sound out of this system. An error message upon loading is "Sound server informational message: Error while initializing the sound driver: device /dev/dsp can't be opened (Permission denied)." I've tried alsaconf a half dozen times to no avail. Given the error (bug #10) above, and the similar live/install dichotomy, my hypothesis is that this is a problem with the installer or the distro.
BUG FIX: See the bugfix listed at bug #10 !
15) Reported by Francois
KNOPPIX_V5.0.1DVD-2006-06-01-EN, md5 check ok, burned successfully, used successfully on other machine. Same problem as bug 8 above, HP Pavilion Laptop ZX5000 series, ZX5070US. Hangs at "looking for DVD in: /dev/hdc" after several minutes message appears "can't find KNOPPIX filesystem, sorry, dropping you to a (very limited) shell..." and prompt appears. The cheat code "knoppix nodma" will allow me to boot with most devices, and all partitions recognized.
16) Reported by Derek
On mounting a device via KDE media:/ all other already mounted devices appear to become unmounted and their subsequent access through the media:/ or system:/media is not possible. For a harddisk install, the hal/udev/dbus packages need updating(dont know exacctly which did the trick) and the problem is solved.
17) Reported by Dan Harkless
5.0.1 DVD does not work properly with my Matrox G550 AGP graphics card. I have a Samsung SyncMaster 170T LCD hooked up to the DVI interface as my primary monitor and a Sony CPD-G420S CRT hooked up to the VGA interface as my secondary monitor.
If I let the DVD boot up with the default options, the LCD goes blank and the CRT just pops up an information overlay saying that it's out of scan range. Trying to hit Ctrl + Alt + Backspace does not properly kill the X server and go to text mode so I can reboot -- the sampled female voice just repeats itself when hitting that key combo. Doing a single press of the power button didn't cause a shutdown either -- I had to hard power cycle the machine. (In retrospect perhaps trying to switch to a different virtual console would have worked to be able to cleanly reboot.)
I tried starting up with knoppix xmodule=svga but it tried to run X with that, vesa, and fbdev, and none came up and it gave up.
I rebooted and tried knoppix xserver=XF86_SVGA, and finally that got X to come up, but only on its third attempt -- running with the mga and vesa drivers failed, but fbdev worked.
I have used older versions of KNOPPIX (not sure if I've tried anything newer than 3.X before now) and it auto-detected and used my Matrox G550 card properly.
18) Reported by Dan Harkless
Once I got KNOPPIX up with xserver=XF86_SVGA (see above), I tried to run qtparted (which was the primary reason for me downloading an up-to-date version). It just appeared briefly and then disappeared. I tried running it from a terminal window but it complained that it only had read access to the drive. Did 'xhost +', 'su -', and 'export DISPLAY=:0.0' (after some trial-and-error that determined that those steps were necessary) and when I ran qtparted as root I could see it was crashing with "Floating point exception". Kind of weird that qtparted is even using floating point (I guess it's probably the 'qt' part rather than the 'parted' part?).
I do not have an unusual processor -- it's a Pentium 4 (1.8 GHz).