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Knoppix 3.3 Is Out

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the ausgezeichnet dept.

Debian 430

maedls.at writes "After 6 months of development, the latest version of Knoppix 3.3 is out - Kernel 2.4.22 with HIGHMEM (4GB) support, KDE 3.1.3, XFree86 4.3, OpenOffice 1.0.3 (German and English), KOffice 1.2.1, new boot options for RAM or hard-disk preload of the CD. Possibility to create a persistent homedir with personal data and desktop settings on a memory stick or similar, optional with AES encryption." The main Knoppix site is still down in protest of European software patent legislation (click on the link inside the English paragraph to get to the meat of the site), but the excellent knoppix.net has a detailed changelog.

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frist psot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030658)

i luv u taco :-)~~~

Meanwhile... on RAW (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030660)

Jericho is challenging Bill Goldberg for the World Heavyweight Title!!!

You insensitive clod! (0, Offtopic)

dzym (544085) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030661)

I click a link in the German portion of the protest main page!

swarm the torrents (0)

Squinky86 (643604) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030665)

Now to wait for the torrents... or would the RIAA consider that illegal file sharing?

Re:swarm the torrents (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030689)

The RIAA is for the recording industry... anyway, I get what you mean, it is kinda silly--all these sue happy companies--something illegal is bound to happen.

BitTorrent (1, Interesting)

alwsn (593349) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030669)

What, no BitTorrent link? I'm disapointed. Anyone have a torrent for it?

What you don't look at the page first? (5, Informative)

OS24Ever (245667) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030742)

Re:What you don't look at the page first? (4, Insightful)

Feztaa (633745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030945)

Hooray! This is exactly what Bram Cohen wanted. Up until now, the usual way to get linux ISOs on bittorrent was for somebody to get it off the FTP and then post a torrent link.

It looks like linux distros are 'getting it' and posting torrent links to help curb their bandwidth bills.

Now let's hope the next version of RedHat is available from an official RH bittorrent link... :)

Re:What you don't look at the page first? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030970)

"Now let's hope the next version of RedHat is available from an official RH bittorrent link... :)"

Why? Just let Universities keep hosting it over their government funded OC-192's. When I downloaded Red Hat 9.1 it was hosted by over 25 different universities.

Re:What you don't look at the page first? (2, Informative)

berzerke (319205) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030961)

amazingly enough They have a torrent link on their download page

Looks like they need it. I'm using that bit torrent link right now and my upload speed is about 3x that of my download speed. I hate to think of the pounding the mirrors are taking.

Sure thing (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030748)

Why thnakyou! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030875)

Cheers man, thats exactly what i needed.

mod parent down, unless hte shape of a gaping arsehole is what you would like to see right about now.

Why? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030673)

Tell me why I should use this shit instead of the reliable good old XP Home Edition.

Re:Why? (0, Offtopic)

Kurt Russell (627436) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030756)

Tell me why I should use this shit instead of the reliable good old XP Home Edition.


To get all the hot CHICKS!!

error: unable to parse message (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030764)

I don't understand. Reliable and XP Home Edition in the same sentence does not compute, Dave.

--Hal

Re:Why? (4, Insightful)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030768)

Uhh because Knoppix is better than WinXP will ever be. I'm a lab assistant at my college and I run Knoppix live CD to do my every day stuff at work. It's perfect for taking over Winblows computers without ever having created existence of it being there. When I'm done I just shut it off, reboot, and 2 minutes later the original WinXP OS is back and no one cares that I've been using a good OS.

Re:Why? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030788)

I hope your supervisors don't know that you're running unlicensed hacking tools on school computers. A responsible adminstrator would fire you on the spot. Especially at a university, there are many sensitive records that I'm sure they would not want compromised by bug-laden hobbyist software.

Re:Why? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030859)

bug-laden hobbyist software

Read the post dumb ass, he's using Linux and not XP like you're insinuating!!!

Re:Why? (1)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030881)

Actually my supervisor finds it fascinating and the network sysadmin who one day realized there was a unix based os floating around the college at various times of the day approached me and found also found it fascinating as well as a little humorous.

And if you think Knoppix is a hacking tool, then you're misguided. It denies you root access and combined with other factors, i'd wager that Knoppix a hell of a lot more secure than those XP machines. And I couldn't imagine Knoppix being any more "bug-laden" than Windows. Your argument is flawed.

Re:Why? (3, Interesting)

hdparm (575302) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030949)

It denies you root access

Try Ctrl+Alt+F2. Replace F2 with F5 to get back to GUI screen.

Re:Why? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030793)

A JOKE fuck face.. Sheesh
lab assistant college boy.

I can't say I blame you.. (1)

Large Green Mallard (31462) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030940)

If I had to use windows lab systems administered by cretins who didn't know how to/remember to turn off booting from CD, I would want to run my own OS too.

Re:I can't say I blame you.. (1)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030959)

If I had to use windows lab systems administered by cretins who didn't know how to/remember to turn off booting from CD, I would want to run my own OS too.
That's a good point. Even if they turned it off by default, the bios isnt password protected *wink*

Unfortunately (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030674)

Since Windows XP has been released already I don't see the point of this? Is there really a need for more operating systems? XP is all I use, and it does everything I need.

Re:Unfortunately (2, Insightful)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030784)

Since Windows XP has been released already I don't see the point of this? Is there really a need for more operating systems? XP is all I use, and it does everything I need.
The sad thing is I know people who actually believe in that argument.

Re:Unfortunately (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030819)

The sad thing is I know people who actually believe in that argument.

Are you gay?

DVD Knoppix? (4, Interesting)

Comsn (686413) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030680)

when will the dvd knoppix be released?

and start including mplayer on these cds ;\

Re:DVD Knoppix? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030686)

What would be the point of including MPlayer on the DVD? Presumably you would use MPlyaer to paly the DVD, but since the drive is already in use by the OS that would be kind of pointless.

Re:DVD Knoppix? (0)

AFuckingCookie (618400) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030722)

luckily, i've got a pc that i can put more than one optical drive in.

good thing i didn't get a g5.

ever hear of a firewire drive, assmunch? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030783)

guess you haven't.

Re:DVD Knoppix? (1)

EMH_Mark3 (305983) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030725)

AFAIK there are too many legal issues surrounding mplayer to included it in knoppix. Xine is bundled, though.

Re:DVD Knoppix? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030738)

Anyway why they hell would you use A linux CD just to run a crappy third rate media player under linux, when you can use the preinstalled copy of XP to use an industry-standard DVD player like WinDVD. Its just counter-intuitive if you ask me. If you want meida playing XP is so much better anyway, heck for that matter so is Windows 95. The only reason to use Linux is if you want to run Sendmail and have your computer exploited or something, if you ask me.

Re:DVD Knoppix? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030918)

and you post on slashdot?

the reason you'd run linux to play a dvd would be the reason you do everything else in linux, so that you don't let the bad guys, aka MSFT, win

Not to ruin the mood... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030684)

But what is with the sites "protesting" software patents when all they do it have a link directly to their site in the index file? If you are protesting I think it would be more effective to shut the site down rather than to make an annoying index page.

children don't click there! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030687)

http://www.maedls.at/ [maedls.at] contains pornography and is the first link in this story.

fotosessions

They dropped support for x586 (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030691)

That's right: no more Pentium and Pentium II chips ars supported because they "optimized" it using the restrictive --arch flag for gcc.

FCK YOU

Re:They dropped support for x586 (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030797)

The Anonymous Coward is right!

In the article Karl Knopper says "I will not compile for anything lower than a Pentium 1GHz, as we are concerned doing otherwise will hurt the reputation of Linux, which is still considered slow by first time users, so we try to make it as fast as possible"

Re:They dropped support for x586 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030934)

"I will not compile for anything lower than a Pentium 1GHz, as we are concerned doing otherwise will hurt the reputation of Linux, which is still considered slow by first time users, so we try to make it as fast as possible"

Oh, it's those damn first time users. "Your first time in a Geo Metro may seem a little bit slow, if you're used to all those proprietary, closed source cars. But once you've driven a few, you'll realize that speed is just overrated."

Re:They dropped support for x586 (0)

boudie (704942) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030828)

Unless you've got a Pentium 1 with 128 mb of ram, it's going to run like shtinkwurst anyways. Open Office takes over a minute to start on a 300 Celeron. So why make it compatible with a P1 (none of them boot from cdrom anyways do they).

Re:They dropped support for x586 (2, Interesting)

phr4gmonk3y (660092) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030861)

There's at least one good reason to keep support. Servers. I have an old (read: OLD.) hp pavillion I managed to get a hold of and I didn't want to use the hard drive because of some issues. So... wouldn't it be great to use knoppix with all of it's available tools to create say... a web server? Knoppix has apache btw.

Knoppix as a restore / recovery tool (1, Offtopic)

Mr. Ophidian Jones (653797) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030696)

After installing any system it's an excellent idea to use Norton Ghost (free [as in beer] with Soyo and possibly other MBs) to image the system. Then, if anything bad happens or if you just want to move the OS to a new drive, you just blast it over and 30 minutes later or less you're up and running as though nothing changed.

My 2000 system was on an old 2GB drive that was about to fail and with ghost I was up and running much faster on a 13GB drive in less than an hour. I also have an image of my web-server's OS/app drive in case it ever fails.

Knoppix and what I do is basically what prebuilt system manufacturers have been doing for years. It's just that HP, et al, add a lot of crap to the image.

Re:Knoppix as a restore / recovery tool (1)

Aliencow (653119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030703)

I saw that post in another thread yesterday...gotta love copy pasting for Karma uh?

Fix for nvidia chipset? (3, Interesting)

I_am_Rambi (536614) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030705)

I've looked but couldn't find if they have fixed a problem with the nvidia chipset for the AMD platform. I've tried to boot from the previous version of Knoppix, and it died. Does anyone know if this has been fixed? I think this is a major bug and needs to get fixed.

Re:Fix for nvidia chipset? (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030884)

Interesting, I have an Nvidia GeForce 2 with an Intel chipset.

If I boot off Knoppix, as soon as Linux reaches the X-windows stage, my monitor goes into some power-saving mode and I cannot turn it back on (Yes, I know how to work around this, but it's annoying).

But I'm sure this is an X bug (It happens with the RedHat installer also, and I think it happens with the default Debian X setup). I have an old monitor (Decaview V385), so I never gave it much thought.

Is this what you experienced?

Re:Fix for nvidia chipset? (1)

gordyf (23004) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030937)

I'm pretty sure it's a different problem.

People with nForce2 chipsets (motherboard chipsets, not video) had problems running Knoppix 3.2. I haven't tried the new Knoppix yet.

how about a patched kernel (3, Interesting)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030721)

with ACPI included for all those who have ACPI laptops but want to use Knoppix every now and again but can't get sound working because of the damn ACPI system.

Re:how about a patched kernel (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030771)

Hey life's tough. You have proprietary hardware designed to run optimally under windows, and you are wondering why it doesn't work as well when you try to use something other than windows? I'm sure your laptop came with XP, or at least windows 98, so there's really no reason to use Knoppix anyway.

Otherwise get a 286 or something that Linux is going to have better support for.

Dammit! (2, Funny)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030724)

Dammit! I just burned a 3.2 CD on a nonrewritable disk! GRRR

Re:Dammit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030750)

I guess you'll have to take a part-time job at McDonalds so that you can afford to burn another CD.

Re:Dammit! (5, Funny)

OS24Ever (245667) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030766)

I'll paypal you the $0.10 that disc cost you if you'd like.

Re:Dammit! (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030914)

And I'll give you cash to pay for the $0.27 Paypal charge for your transaction.

But I don't want to use Paypal because I hate their fees. I don't have a quarter, but I will send you 4 nickels and 7 pennies via first class postal mail. Of course, it'll take 2-3 stamps to send it to you, but it's all worth it!

(PS: I'm exaggurating about the $0.25 Paypal charge)

Re:Dammit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030933)

cool, but i don't use paypal

my address is....
bla street
bla city, bla-state bla-zip

i take money order only

Re:Dammit! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030916)

What a pity, I guess you'll have to go suck like 15 more hobo cocks to make the 8 cents that CD cost. STUPID FUCK.

KNOPPIX IS GREAT! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030731)

Ive been using it since 3.2(beta). It was the only distro to properly load the appraoiate drivers for my Radeon 7500 64mb but after I did the HD-install the dri drivers were gone :-(

glxgears:
before: ~1700
After: ~250

Does anyone know how i can get dri to work on mdk9.1?????

Re:KNOPPIX IS GREAT! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030806)

Yeah it would be a shame if you didn't have accelerated 3d under knoppix to play all those great 3d games it includes...

Hurry up and make my download go faster! (3, Informative)

jdawg (21639) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030743)

http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~koppen/knoppix-en.to rrent

That's for the English image. V3.3-2003-09-22.

worked for me today (4, Informative)

jab (9153) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030751)

I installed Knoppix 3.2 this morning on an FIC E-Cube, in all its blue glowing glory. The biggest change to my eye is easier access to Knoppix-specific configuration; that now has its own root menu on the task bar. I also like the new desktop wallpaper which looks like an industrial cave painting. For some reason today's Knoppix didn't see hyperthreaded Pentium 4 as an SMP machine, which Knoppix 3.2 had no problem recognizing. Other than that, no real problems. I went ahead and used Knoppix as installer for Debian - this is definitely my preferred way to install Linux these days.

Get it in Canada (4, Informative)

millette (56354) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030757)

If you don't have access to a good pipe, you can always order it from Nattor the Little CD Vendor:
http://www.waglo.com/nattor/ [waglo.com]

P.S.: don't complain that my sig is redundant - someone probably has them turned off. Thanks :)

How to create a persistant homedir on USB memory (1)

digitalgimpus (468277) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030758)

I have one of those USB memory keychain things (pretty cool stuff).

How can I create a persistant home directory on it?

I love Knoppix, and this was my big gripe.

Easy (1)

jab (9153) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030796)

Push F2 when you boot Knoppix (when it says "push F2 for help") and it will tell you.

Re:How to create a persistant homedir on USB memor (2, Informative)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030802)

Goto the KDE menu->KNOPPIX->Configure->Create persistant home directory

:P

(or something like that.. I know it's somewhere under the KDE menu->KNOPPIX menu)

Now your pen drive is your mobile home directory!

Re:How to create a persistant homedir on USB memor (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030815)

Look at what this guy [microsoft.com] has invented; pretty advanced, but see if you like it.

Lucky me... (1)

Anonymous Freak (16973) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030763)

I happened to be in need of downloading it last night (about 1AM Pacific,) and noticed 3.3, so I downloaded it. I didn't realize it was brand-spankin' new, though. I'll have it up on bittorrent soon. (Sorry, the ISO's only on my Windows machine, so I've got to download a bittorrent client.)

Hrm.... It'll be a little longer than I thought. Getting a bt server running on Windows appears to be more than I'm willing to tackle. I'll have it on my Mac soon. I'll reply to this post when I've got one set up.

Why no OpenOffice.org 1.1.0? (4, Interesting)

The Revolutionary (694752) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030772)

That's dissapointing. I had hoped to see OpenOffice.org 1.1.0. OpenOffice.org 1.1 is available in Debian unstable (contrib). Seeing as Knoppix is a modified Debian system, I can't imagine what the holdup might be. Does anyone have any insight into the situation?

Re:Why no OpenOffice.org 1.1.0? (5, Insightful)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030839)

OOo 1.1.0 is still in the release candidate state.

Knopper is very limited by space. Perhaps he didn't want to include software that's still in the testing phase? There's alot of software available in Debian unstable (contrib) , but not all of it is production-ready.

RC4 only came out a few weeks ago, and it does take some time for the Knoppix folks to put out a release ("... After 6 months of development... ").

It **IS** on there.... (4, Informative)

imag0 (605684) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030873)

Just as soon as you put it on there. Here's a link for the remastering HOWTO:

http://www.stirnimann.com/mystuff/doc/knoppix.tx t

It's open source, man. Have at it. Be sure to send a link to Slashdot and let everyone know how much a l337 haX0r you are. ;)

Knoppix still king of bootable CDs (5, Interesting)

proxima (165692) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030786)

Though other bootable CDs like morphix [morphix.org] look promising, I'm impressed with the rate at which Knoppix moves forward. Knoppix has consistently displayed nice polish visually and in terms of usability.

As it's debian-based, I'm hoping some more of the hardware-detection, auto-setup, and visual polish can make it to stock Debian (yes, I know you can "upgrade" to full Debian after booting knoppix). The boot process is cleaned up and functional for new users to Linux, and the speed is remarkable for loading a compressed image off a CD (so long as you have 128+ megs of RAM).

Kudos to those who work and contribute to Knoppix for producing such a quality assembly of open source software in such a useful form.

Not just for upgrades. (0)

Murmer (96505) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030941)

The thing that's sold me on Knoppix is the ease of getting rid of stuff I don't want. As much as I like being able to apt-get stuff (and check out Rick Moen's apt sources list, all you new knoppix users) the cleanliness of apt-get remove and deborphan are the best, especially on older systems.

Software patents in the US? (-1)

Pres. Ronald Reagan (659566) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030798)

What are the laws regarding software patents in the US?

Re:Software patents in the US? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030834)

In the US, entrepreneurs are allowed to patent their work in order to protect their investment in the development of software, and make developing new algorithms profitable.

In socialist europe there are no such safeguards. The EU is trying to modernize their IP laws, but it is meeting resistance from hackers, piracy proponents, and other activists.

Re:Software patents in the US? (1, Insightful)

zymano (581466) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030929)

How can you call look and feel/gui,plugins and hyperlinks as inventions ?

Re:Software patents in the US? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030947)

You can trivialize it as much as you like, but every programmer knows that a program is every bit as much a creative act as designing a machine, a new process, etc.

If you can patent the design of a machine, or a chemical formula, you should be able to patent a computer program, because it is the same kind of thing.

Those protesting Europeans... (0, Flamebait)

vudufixit (581911) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030818)

Yeah, they're really doing a lot of good by making Knoppix inaccessible, really hurting the bad guys and promoting Open Source. I also heard that hungerstrikes and peace rallies work wonders, too.

Re:Those protesting Europeans... (1)

be-fan (61476) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030966)

I also heard that hungerstrikes
>>>>>>>>>
Worked for Ghandi...

Knoppix for USB Key? (1)

phr4gmonk3y (660092) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030837)

Yeah, I could probably just use a floppy distro, but then I wouldn't get the cool on the fly decompression, etc. of knoppix. Anyone know of a project that put knoppix on a smaller capacity?

Sweet. brltty support (5, Interesting)

gmhowell (26755) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030838)

A bit unusual, but knoppix has included brltty support from their live CD. That, quite frankly, is cool as shit. Props to the coders, and the fanboys who keep 'em coding.

(brltty is a driver that allows text to be output to braille displays, typically used by the blind and the deaf-blind. Read my journal for a little bit more info.)

Virtual Knoppix (4, Interesting)

bucky0 (229117) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030853)

Hey, I thought of a cool idea, I don't know how practical it would be though.

Include a virtualisation program(s) which would let you run knoppix in a virtual machine. Then, you don't have to reboot PC's, you just plug in the CD, have it autoplay(or manually run it) and nearly instantly, the linux system boots up.

Is there anything that would be difficult about that?

Re:Virtual Knoppix (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030869)

Other than that it would be useless, no. You can do it now with VMWare. But if you already have a working Windows installation, running Knoppix would be kind of pointless so I don't know why they'd support this.

Re:Virtual Knoppix (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030969)

It is not "useless". My older system only has a 7GB HD and, unfortunately, I use WindowsXP for most of my day to day computing. Thanks to VMWare, I can setup a swap partition for Knoppix to use and just run it from the CDROM. There are many things that I can do through Knoppix that I cannot with WindowsXP. And it is great to be able to run both at the same time, and on the same hardware. As much as I hate to admit it, WindowsXP allows me a "sandbox" to try all sorts of emulations and off the wall things. Yet retain what I need to interface with the real world (such as it is).

Knearly Knice (2)

donnz (135658) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030870)

Knoppix is a great marketing tool and bloody good at working out hardware and network configurations. It is surprising how often you stumble across it.

My main problem with Knoppix is the OpenOffice install not being able to get out of English US (changing the language for spell checking in OO is a major pain even in 1.1). This is an issue when doing a quick demo of how great the GNU/Linux office tools are.

Jesus (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030887)

They're just now coming out with HIGHMEM [sic] support? MSDOS had HIMEM.SYS like 15 years ago. Great, now I can load my Lunix mouse driver above 640k! Thanks a bunch!

But those bootup colors! (1)

Lobo_Louie (545789) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030891)

As a year long Debian user, I'm all for Knoppixsized Debian and their easy to understand installation program, but the multicolored bootup screens are sickly.

Oops? (0, Redundant)

Kethinov (636034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030921)

Looks like SOMEONE got slashdotted? Or hit with the new bugs in MySQL? (my server got hit by that too :()

Knoppix.net

SQL/DB Error -- [

1. Error establishing a database connection!Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
2. Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
3. Are you sure that the database server is running?

]

SQL/DB Error -- [

1. Error selecting database knoppix!Are you sure it exists?
2. Are you sure there is a valid database connection?

]

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /u/knoppix.net/html/inc/ez_sql.php on line 107

SQL/DB Error -- [Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (111)]

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Polish? (2, Interesting)

Feztaa (633745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7030923)

My biggest gripe with 3.2 was very petty; it was simply a matter of polish. Version 3.2 was the first to incorporate X 4.3, and the knoppix guys had done no work with the mouse cursors, so what happens was that X was trying to use the whiteglass cursors, the fancy png-based ones with 16-bit alpha. Though, when you moused over certain widgets, the mouse would revert to the screwy 2-bit mouse cursors that the knoppix guys made for 3.1 (1 bit for alpha, 1 bit for color).

It was kind of annoying, but other than that knoppix itself was great (in fact, it came in handy when my HD fried and it took me a week to replace it, knoppix was the only distro I could use... otherwise, my PC would have been a paperweight).

Of course I can't get to the changelog, it's slashdotted. I'll have to wait for the download to finish so I can boot it.

Re:Polish? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7030939)

I think it only supports English and German, no Polish.
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