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== Homepage ==
 * http://www.aurox.org/en/

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Features

Booting

he AuroxLive operating system is run directly from CD, so the hardware it is run on is especially important.

The most common cause of problems booting the Live CD is a graphics driver unsuitable for the GraphicsCard installed. You can change this by entering boot options specifying the driver to be used and (optionally) the screen resolution.

Options are entered at the 'boot:' prompt: enter the word 'aurox' followed by a space-separated list of parameters. Some options consist of a single word, others are a pair of 'name=value'. Examples:

  • To change the driver to the standard ?VESA driver (if the CD boots in text mode only or the picture is strongly deformed):

 aurox xmodule=vesa
  • To change the resolution (if the screen goes blank at startup or you know that your graphics card does not support the default 1024x768 resolution):

 aurox xscreen=800x600

the options can be combined, writing for example:

 aurox xscreen=800x600 xmodule=vesa
  • If the screen goes blank, you can also disable automatic monitor parameter detection and provide custom vertical and horizontal sync values:

 aurox noddc xvrefresh=76.0 xhrefresh=65.0

Specifying values which are too low will cause the screen to flicker. For the majority of monitors made during the last few years, you can safely specify 'xvrefresh=85.0'

Entering 'noddc' by itself will cause safe values of the above parameters to be assumed (H=65.0, V=76.0):

 aurox noddc
* If during bootup you fail to get even as far as the 'login:' prompt, it might be worth disabling some devices

 aurox noagp noscsi nopcmcia nousb xmodule=vesa

(the above option set is required e.g. for Compaq Evo N1015v and HP ?ZE4325US notebooks with ATI chipsets and ATI Radeon Mobility U1 graphics cards; USB support can usually be retained by entering the BIOS setup and disabling the "?LegacyUSB Support" option – you then don't need to specify the 'nousb' option)

  • If you have a USB keyboard, you will need to specify the language at startup. To boot with the default language (Polish), use the 'nolang' option. To specify a different language, add the language symbol after this option, for example:

- To boot without the language prompt:

 aurox nolang

- To boot without the language prompt using German::

 aurox nolang de

The polish is a 105-key "QWERTZ" keyboard. See it at http://www.terena.nl/library/multiling/ml-mua/test/kbd-all.html

  • If installation freezes on a little window in the middle of the screen (with the 'aurox' logo), then you probably have insufficient memory. 128 MB of RAM should be sufficient to run the KDE graphical environment and some of the smaller programs, but if you have problems you can try running a less demanding (and less intuitive) graphical environment:

 aurox fluxbox
  • To start the system in text mode:

 aurox text

from text mode, a graphical environment can be started using the command:

 service xsession start

The environment (KDE, fluxbox or others, depending on the edition) is selected on the basis of an entry in the /etc/sysconfig/desktop file

(the options above apply to Aurox Live CD version 1.0.2 and higher)

If the system ask you a login type

 root