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KNOPPIX

Last Update: 2022-02-07 06:23 UTC


KNOPPIX is a bootable disc with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational disc, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the disc can have up to 10 GB of executable software installed on it.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 76 (157), 6 months: 78 (146), 3 months: 75 (141), 4 weeks: 75 (142), 1 week: 72 (140)

Average visitor rating: 7.47/10 from 34 review(s).


KNOPPIX Summary
Distribution KNOPPIX
Home Page http://knopper.net/
Mailing Lists http://lists.debian.org/debian-knoppix/
User Forums http://knoppix.net/forum/forum.php
Alternative User Forums
Documentation http://www.knoppix.net/docs/
Screenshots DistroWatch Gallery
Screencasts
Download Mirrors http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.htmlDistroWatch Torrent Archive
Bug Tracker --
Related Websites KNOPPIX.netWikipediaKNOPPIX FranceLinuxWIKI KNOPPIX (German)
Reviews 7.x: ZDNetLinux Insider
6.x: BlogspotOStaticKaruppuswamyDedoimedo
5.x: LinuxoidLinux GazetteBlogspotTuxmachines
4.x: Free Software MagazineGroklawLWN
3.x: Self SEOLinux GazetteO'ReillyTechBookReportc't (German) • OSNewsDistroWatchGuia do Hardware (Portuguese)
Where To Buy or Try

Recent Related News and Releases
  Releases announcements with download links and checksums:
 • 2019-11-25: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.6.1
 • 2019-08-18: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.6
 • 2017-09-28: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 8.1
 • 2016-10-27: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.7.1
 • 2015-11-24: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.6.0
 • 2014-10-01: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.2
 • 2014-09-18: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.1
 • 2014-08-07: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.0
 • 2013-06-27: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.2.0
 • 2012-12-22: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.0.5
 • 2012-08-27: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.0.4
 • 2012-05-30: Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.0.1
 • More KNOPPIX releases...

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Feature 9.1 8.6.1 8.2 7.7.1 7.6.1 7.4.2 7.2.0 7.0.5 6.7.1 6.4.4 6.2.1 6.0.1 5.3.1 5.1.1 5.0.1 4.0.2 3.9 3.8.2 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 Feature
Release Date 2021-02-19 2019-11-23 2018-05-15 2016-10-27 2016-01-25 2014-09-30 2013-06-27 2012-12-22 2011-09-16 2011-02-01 2010-02-12 2009-02-10 2008-03-27 2007-01-05 2006-06-02 2005-09-24 2005-06-01 2005-05-12 2004-12-09 2004-08-16 2004-05-17 2004-02-16 2003-07-26 2003-01-19 Release Date
End Of Life                                                 End Of Life
Price (US$) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Price (US$)
Image Size (MB) 4400-4500 4400-4500 4400-4500 4100-4200                                         Image Size (MB)
Free Download ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO ISO Free Download
Installation Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical Graphical -- -- -- -- Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode Text mode -- -- -- Installation
Default Desktop KDE Plasma KDE Plasma LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE LXDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE KDE Default Desktop
Package Management DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB DEB Package Management
Release Model Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Fixed Release Model
Office Suite LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, LibreOffice GOffice, OO.o OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o GOffice, KOffice, OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o KOffice, OO.o Office Suite
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i686, x86_64 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 i486 Processor Architecture
Init Software knoppix-autoconfig knoppix-autoconfig systemd systemd systemd systemd SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV SysV Init Software
Journaled File Systems                         XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS XFS Journaled File Systems
Multilingual de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en de, en Multilingual
Asian Language Support                                                 Asian Language Support
Full Package List 9.1 8.6.1 8.2 7.7.1 7.6.1 7.4.2 7.2.0 7.0.5 6.7.1 6.4.4 6.2.1 6.0.1 5.3.1 5.1.1 5.0.1 4.0.2 3.9 3.8.2 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 Full Package List
Package 9.1 8.6.1 8.2 7.7.1 7.6.1 7.4.2 7.2.0 7.0.5 6.7.1 6.4.4 6.2.1 6.0.1 5.3.1 5.1.1 5.0.1 4.0.2 3.9 3.8.2 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 Package
abiword (3.0.5) -- -- -- -- -- 2.9.2 2.9.2 2.9.2 2.8.2 2.8.2 2.8.1 -- 2.4.6 2.4.6 2.4.4 2.2.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.99.2 1.0.2 abiword (3.0.5)
alsa-lib (1.2.7.2) 1.2.4 1.1.8 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.0.29 1.0.28 1.0.25 1.0.25 1.0.24.1 1.0.23 1.0.21a 1.0.18 1.0.16 1.0.13 1.0.11 1.0.9 1.0.8 1.0.8 1.0.6 1.0.5a 1.0.4 1.0.1 0.9.4 -- alsa-lib (1.2.7.2)
amdgpu (22.20.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- amdgpu (22.20.3)
bash (5.2) 5.1 5.0 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 3.2 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b 2.05b bash (5.2)
bind (9.18.7) 9.16.11 9.11.5-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.10.3-P4 9.9.5 9.8.4-P1 9.8.4-P1 9.8.1-P1 9.7.3 9.7.2-P3 9.6.1-P3 -- 9.4.2 9.3.2-P1 9.3.2 9.3.1 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.4 9.2.4rc5 9.2.4rc2 9.2.3 9.2.2 9.2.1 bind (9.18.7)
chromium (105.0.5195.125) 88.0.4324.150 76.0.3809.100 66.0.3359.117 53.0.2785.113 47.0.2526.80 37.0.2062.120 27.0.1453.110 22.0.1229.94 13.0.782.220 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- chromium (105.0.5195.125)
cups (2.4.2) 2.3.3 2.2.10 2.2.6 2.2.0 2.1.2 1.7.4 1.5.3 1.5.3 1.5.0 1.4.4 1.4.2 1.3.8 1.3.6 1.2.7 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.23 1.1.21rc1 1.1.21rc1 1.1.20 1.1.20 1.1.19 1.1.15 cups (2.4.2)
dhcp (4.4.3) 4.4.1 4.4.1 4.3.5 4.3.5b1 4.3.3 4.3.1 4.2.2 4.2.2 4.1.1-P1 4.1.1-P1 3.1.3 3.1.1 3.1.0 3.0.4 3.0.4 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1 3.0.1rc13 3.0.1rc11 3.0.1rc11 2.0pl5 dhcp (4.4.3)
e2fsprogs (1.46.5) 1.45.7 1.44.5 1.43.6 1.43.3 1.42.13 1.42.5 1.42.5 1.42.4 1.41.12 1.41.12 1.41.9 1.41.3 1.40.8 1.39 1.38 1.38 1.37 1.37 1.35 1.35 1.35 1.34 1.33 1.29 e2fsprogs (1.46.5)
firefox (105.0.1) 85.0.1 69.0.2 60.0 49.0 44.0b2 32.0.3 21.0 10.0.11 6.0.2 3.6.13 3.5.6 3.0.6 2.0.0.12 2.0.0.1 1.5.0.3 1.0.6 1.0.4 1.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- firefox (105.0.1)
freetype (2.12.1) 2.10.4 2.9.1 2.8.1 2.6.3 2.6.1 2.5.2 2.4.9 2.4.9 2.4.2 2.4.2 2.3.11 2.3.7 2.3.5 2.2.1 2.1.10 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.7 2.1.4 2.1.2 freetype (2.12.1)
gcc (12.2.0) 10.2.1 8.3.0 7.2.0 6.1.1 5.3.1 4.9.1 4.7.2 4.7.2 4.6.1 4.4.5 4.4.2 4.3.2 4.2.2 4.1.1 4.0.3 4.0.1 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.5 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.3.2 3.2.3 2.95.4 gcc (12.2.0)
gimp (2.10.32) 2.10.22 2.10.8 2.10.0 2.8.18 2.8.16 2.8.14 2.8.4 2.8.0 2.6.10 2.6.10 2.6.8 2.4.7 2.4.5 2.2.11 2.2.11 2.2.8 2.2.7 2.2.6 2.0.6 2.0.4 2.0.1 1.2.5 1.2.3 1.2.3 gimp (2.10.32)
glibc (2.36) 2.31 2.29 2.27 2.24 2.21 2.19 2.17 2.13 2.13 2.11.2 2.10.2 2.7 2.7 2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.5 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.1 2.2.5 glibc (2.36)
gnome-shell (43.0) 3.38.3 3.30.2 3.22.3 3.22.0 3.18.3 3.12.2 3.4.2 3.2.2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnome-shell (43.0)
gnucash (4.12) -- -- -- -- -- 2.4.10 2.4.10 2.4.10 2.2.9 2.2.9 2.2.9 -- 2.2.4 2.0.2 1.8.12 1.8.10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gnucash (4.12)
gnumeric (1.12.53) -- -- 1.12.32 1.12.32 1.12.24 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.17 1.10.8 1.10.8 1.9.18 -- 1.8.2 1.6.3 1.6.3 1.5.1 -- -- -- -- -- 1.2.6 1.1.19 1.0.11 gnumeric (1.12.53)
grub (2.06) -- 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 1.99 1.99 1.99 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.95 0.94 0.93 0.93 0.92 grub (2.06)
gtk (4.8.1) 3.24.24 3.24.5 3.22.26 3.22.0 3.18.6 3.12.2 3.4.2 3.4.2 2.24.6 2.20.1 2.18.6 2.12.11 2.12.9 2.8.20 2.8.17 2.6.8 2.6.4 2.6.4 2.4.13 2.4.4 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.0.9 gtk (4.8.1)
httpd (2.4.54) 2.4.46 2.4.38 2.4.27 2.4.23 2.4.18 2.4.10 2.2.22 2.2.22 2.2.16 2.2.16 2.2.14 -- 2.2.8 2.2.3 2.0.55 2.0.54 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- httpd (2.4.54)
inkscape (1.2.1) 1.0.2 0.92.4 0.92.3 0.91 0.91 0.48.5 0.48.3.1 0.47.0 0.47.0 0.47.0 0.47.0 -- 0.45.1 0.44.1 0.43 0.41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- inkscape (1.2.1)
k3b (22.08.1) 20.12.1 18.08.1 2.0.3a 2.0.3a 2.0.3 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.2 2.0.1 2.0.1 -- -- 1.0.4 0.12.17 0.12.15 0.12.1 0.11.20 0.11.20 0.11.17 0.11.13 0.11.9 0.10.3 0.8.1 -- k3b (22.08.1)
kmod (30) 28 26 25 22 22 18 9 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- kmod (30)
krita (5.1.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.6.3 1.6.1 1.5.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- krita (5.1.1)
libreoffice (7.4.1) 7.0.4 6.3.3rc1 6.0.4rc1 5.2.2rc2 5.0.4rc2 4.3.2rc2 4.0.3 3.5.4 3.4.3 3.3.0 3.1.1 3.0.1rc1 2.3.1 2.1.0 2.0.2 2.0beta 2.0beta 1.1.4 1.1.3 1.1.2 1.1.1 1.1.0 1.0.3 1.0.1 libreoffice (7.4.1)
linux (5.19.11) 5.10.10 5.3.5 4.16.5 4.7.9 4.2.6 3.16.3 3.9.6 3.6.11 3.0.4 2.6.37 2.6.32.6 2.6.28 2.6.24.4 2.6.19.1 2.6.17-rc 2.6.12.4 2.6.11.10 2.6.11 2.6.9 2.6.7 2.6.6 2.4.24 2.4.21 2.4.20 linux (5.19.11)
Package 9.1 8.6.1 8.2 7.7.1 7.6.1 7.4.2 7.2.0 7.0.5 6.7.1 6.4.4 6.2.1 6.0.1 5.3.1 5.1.1 5.0.1 4.0.2 3.9 3.8.2 3.7 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 Package
lxpanel (0.10.1) 0.10.0 0.10.0 0.9.3 0.8.2 0.8.1 0.5.12 0.5.10 0.5.10 0.5.8 0.5.6 0.5.4.1 0.3.8.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- lxpanel (0.10.1)
mariadb (10.9.3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mariadb (10.9.3)
mate-desktop (1.26.0) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- mate-desktop (1.26.0)
mesa (22.2.0) 20.3.4 18.3.6 17.3.3 12.0.3 11.0.8 10.2.6 9.1.3 8.0.5 7.11 7.9 7.6.1 7.0.3 7.0.3rc2 6.5.1 6.4.1 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.3.0 4.2.1 4.2.1 mesa (22.2.0)
mysql (8.0.30) 8.0.23 5.7.26 5.7.21 5.6.30 5.5.46 5.5.38 5.5.31 5.1.61 5.1.49 5.1.49 5.1.41 -- 5.0.51a 5.0.30 5.0.21 4.0.24 4.0.24 4.0.24 4.0.22 4.0.20 4.0.18 4.0.17 4.0.13 3.23.52 mysql (8.0.30)
nautilus (43.0) 3.38.2 3.30.5 3.25.92 3.20.1 3.18.4 3.12.2 3.4.2 3.4.2 2.30.1 2.30.1 2.28.4 -- 2.20.0 2.14.3 2.14.1 2.8.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.0.7 nautilus (43.0)
NVIDIA (515.76) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- NVIDIA (515.76)
openbox (3.6.1) -- 3.6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.4.11.1 3.4.11.1 3.4.10 3.4.7.2 3.3 3.3 3.2 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openbox (3.6.1)
openjdk (19) 8u275 8u232 8u171 7u111 7u91 6b32 6b27 6b24 6b18 6b18 6b17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- openjdk (19)
openssh (9.0p1) 8.4p1 7.6p1 7.6p1 7.2p2 7.1p2 6.0p1 6.0p1 6.0p1 5.5p1 5.5p1 5.3p1 5.1p1 4.7p1 4.3p2 4.3p2 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8.1p1 3.8p1 3.6.1p2 3.6.1p2 3.4p1 openssh (9.0p1)
openssl (3.0.5) 1.1.1i 1.1.1d 1.1.0g 1.0.2j 1.0.2e 1.0.1i 1.0.1e 1.0.1c 0.9.8o 0.9.8o 0.9.8k 0.9.8g 0.9.8g 0.9.8c 0.9.8a 0.9.7g 0.9.7g 0.9.7e 0.9.7e 0.9.7d 0.9.7d 0.9.7c 0.9.7b 0.9.6g openssl (3.0.5)
perl (5.36.0) 5.32.1 5.28.1 5.26.2 5.24.1rc3 5.22.1 5.20.0 5.14.2 5.14.2 5.12.4 5.10.1 5.10.1 5.10.0 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.8 5.8.7 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.4 5.8.3 5.8.0 5.6.1 perl (5.36.0)
php (8.1.10) 7.4.14 7.3.9 7.0.27 5.6.24 5.6.16 5.6.0rc3 5.4.4 5.4.0 5.3.3 5.3.3 5.2.12 -- 5.2.3 5.2.0 4.4.2 4.3.10 4.3.10 4.3.10 4.3.9 4.3.8 4.3.4 4.3.3 4.2.3 4.1.2 php (8.1.10)
plasma-desktop (5.25.5) 5.20.5 5.14.5.1 5.12.4 5.7.4 5.4.3 4.11.11 4.8.4 4.7.4 4.6.5 4.4.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- plasma-desktop (5.25.5)
postfix (3.7.2) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postfix (3.7.2)
postgresql (14.5) -- -- -- -- -- 9.1.13 9.1.9 8.4.12 8.4.8 8.4.5 8.4.2 -- 8.0.4 8.0.4 8.0.4 8.0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- postgresql (14.5)
Python (3.10.7) 3.9.1 3.7.3 2.7.13 2.7.11 2.7.11 2.7.8 2.7.3 2.7.3rc2 2.6.6 2.6.6 2.5.4 2.5.2 2.4.4 2.4.4 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.5 2.3.4 2.3.4 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.2.3 2.1.3 Python (3.10.7)
qt (6.3.2) 5.15.2 5.11.3 5.10.1 5.6.1 5.5.1 4.8.6 4.8.2 4.8.1 4.7.3 4.6.3 4.5.3 3.3.8b 3.3.8b 3.3.7 3.3.6 3.3.4 3.3.4 3.3.4 3.3.3 3.2.3 3.2.3 3.2.3 3.1.1 3.0.5 qt (6.3.2)
samba (4.17.0) 4.13.3 4.9.5 4.5.12 4.4.5 4.3.3 4.1.11 3.6.15 3.6.6 3.5.11 3.5.6 3.4.5 3.2.5 3.0.28 3.0.23d 3.0.22 3.0.14a 3.0.14a 3.0.14a 3.0.9 3.0.5 3.0.2a 3.0.2 3.0beta2 2.2.3a samba (4.17.0)
systemd (251.4) -- -- 234 231 228 215 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- systemd (251.4)
thunderbird (102.3.0) 78.6.1 60.9.0 52.7.0 45.2.0 38.5.0 31.0 17.0.5 10.0.5 3.1.13 3.1.2 2.0.0.22 2.0.0.19 2.0.0.9 1.5.0.9 1.5.0.2 1.0.6 1.0.2 1.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- thunderbird (102.3.0)
vim (9.0) 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.1 6.1 vim (9.0)
vlc (3.0.17.4) 3.0.12 3.0.8 2.2.6 2.2.4 2.2.1 2.0.3 2.0.3 2.0.1 1.1.10 1.1.3 1.0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.3.1 0.3.1 vlc (3.0.17.4)
xfdesktop (4.16.1) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4.2 4.3.99.1 4.2.3 4.2.2 -- -- -- 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.18 3.8.16 xfdesktop (4.16.1)
xorg-server (21.1.4) 1.20.10 1.20.4 1.19.99.901 1.18.4 1.18.0 1.16.0 1.12.4 1.12.3 1.11.0 1.9.3.901 1.7.4 1.4.2 1.4.1git 1.1.1 1.0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- xorg-server (21.1.4)

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Version: 9.1
Rating: 6
Date: 2022-05-24
Votes: 4


Overall, I like knoppix but version 9.1 it is getting way too long on the tooth.

Starting from the begining, Knoppix declares they are not responsible for the
safety ie., presence of virus on the knoppix downloads

Years ago I started using knoppix for just about all my linux needs but nowadays some
banks refuse the conection because of unsafe ( read not updated) browsers.

So as times goes by, the use of knoppix 9.1 gets reduced to hard drive maintenance like
gparted, dd and Disk, followed by a reliable antivirus supplied by others.

Reading the review from Version: 8.6.1 of 2021-04-04, I use knoppix live only and to
get sound, I just leave the headphones plugged in all the time.

Other than that, I like the quick start up and and quick results from just about everywhere



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Version: 8.6.1
Rating: 7
Date: 2021-04-04
Votes: 7


Knoppix is a good distro with its issues, that is live-usb and contains a lot of preinstalled software(less in 9.1), which might make it look like a good distrib for linux starters(but its not): relatively low spec requirements, hardware autodetection, everything is included and if you screw up you can just throw usb stick in a dumpster and boot from internal drive. Its somewhat true, and its easy to backup since whole system is only 4-8gb(4gb knoppix + up to 4gb data image), however knoppix itself isnt very user-friendly: without data image or overlay there is no way to store settings, and some settings dont save even with it(for example sound, to have some sort of permanent setting you will need to modify your /etc/aumixrc file).

As of sound, you will want to make it persistent(or delete startup and shutdown .ogg files in /usr/share/sounds) unless you like hearing "INITIATING STARTUP SEQUENCE" every time it boots up, or you have no audio output.

Also there might be problems with setting up keyboard with more than 1 language layout, might use IBus Preferences to do that(and not "Keyboard and Mouse").

Its not very hardwire requiring and runs fine on older PCs, however its best to have good flash drive(usb 3.0 and better) since cheap usb(2.0) stick may substantially slow down knoppix boot time and overall performance. Also usb port is important, some PCs may have crappy ports that slow down knoppix boot.

Pros: capable, stuffed with apps, functional.

Cons: hard to install in first time, hard to setup, problems with persistence, "INITIATING STARTUP SEQUENCE".




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Version: 9.1
Rating: 10
Date: 2021-03-08
Votes: 103


Certainly one of the best and most complete live systems. But it can also be installed.

And you can download a CD version that is also suitable for older or weaker computers.

Tip: If you use the integrated tool "Flash Knoppix" it is possible to install Knoppix on an USB stick instead of writing it to a CD or DVD. Knoppix on an USB 3.0 stick ist much faster than on CD/DVD.






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