Bad experiences with distros (was Re: [H-GEN] CRUX (A programmers linux distro))

Michael Anthon michael at
Mon Aug 9 23:16:46 EDT 2004

Russell Stuart wrote:

>With Debian, this happens to me all the time.  Recently I
>installed Debian on a laptop. The screen doesn't work under
>XFree86, despite several days of on and off tinkering.
>The really frustrating thing is I know it can be made to 
>work - I just haven't figured out how.  I know it works
>because Knoppix works, and Knoppix is Debian based.
Have you tried booting Knoppix and copying the X config file into your 
debian install?  Knoppix is obviously generating a working config file, 
may as well use it.


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