1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Knoppix booting: invalid screen mode error

  1. Nov 18, 2004 #1
    When i am booting Knoppix 2.78 from a CD,It gives the error :Invalid screen mode
    0 ff77 80x60
    1 ff45 80x45
    etc
    Enter correct mode number or scan

    When I enter 0(or ff77) or any other value,it continues upto showing the wallpaper and then crashes.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 19, 2004 #2
    Are you sure it's crashed? Sometimes it just tries to use a higher resolution display (e.g. 1280 x 1024) than your monitor can cope with.

    Try pressing Ctrl,Alt,- (i.e. the three keys, Ctrl, Alt and minus key all at once) a few times as this resizes the screen resolution on the fly. The Ctrl,Alt,+ combination goes in the other direction.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2004 #3
    I used crashed in the sense that mouse didnt move,CPU didnt show busy,CD drive didnt show busy and i couldnt take out the CD.
    I will try what you suggested.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Knoppix booting: invalid screen mode error
  1. Knoppix on Hard Disk (Replies: 7)

  2. Dual booting (Replies: 6)

Loading...