The installation just hanged during boot. What should I do?

Kwort use linux 3.8.5, so you can try any option in the kernel. Normally, noapic fix the problem

Ok, I've installed Kwort, what should I do now?

First, login as root, then add a new user with:

useradd -m -g users -G audio,video,cdrom,floppy,dialout,wheel -s /bin/bash ''newuser''

Then you should configure your X settings with:

X -configure

Hint: sometimes Xorg zero conf works better, so simply typing startx would just work. On the EEE 900A e.g. X -configure generated a wrong configuration where startx (with no Xorg conf) gave me a working X.

A new file will be created, test is with:

X -config ./*

Then, copy that file to /etc/X11 with the name xorg.conf

Now you can login with your new created user and start the graphical environment with the following command:


My user can't play any sound file... What should I do?

Surely your user isn't in the audio group. Check it with the command:

id -n -G

If that's OK, then maybe you have to configure your soundcard, try it with:


Where can I configure my network? Which file?

Just edit and put your configuration as needed /etc/rc.d/net. See the System Configuration in order to understand what /etc/rc.d/net should be

How can I manage my packages with Kwort?

Kpkg is the packet manager from Kwort. Read the full documentation here: Package System

X resolution in qemu/kvm, doesn't get any higher than 800x600, how can I fix it?

Yes, edit your xorg.conf (it should be in /etc/X11/xorg.conf) and set in the Monitor settings the HorizSync and VertRefresh. So your Monitor section should look something like this:

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Monitor0"
    VendorName  "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName   "Monitor Model"
    VertRefresh 43-60
    HorizSync   28-64

I go into X, but my mouse and/or keyboard isn't working. How can I fix it?

Since Kwort doesn't use PolicyKit/uinputd/hal, just add the following to your xorg.conf file:

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"

What should I do with the kdb file?

The kdb file stands for Kwort database, and you can install it with kpkg in this way:

kpkg instkdb europa.kdb

I heard that I can use CRUX ports with Kwort. Is that true? If that's so, then how can I do it?

CRUX ports are a really nice piece of software. You can even integrate that port system in any Linux distribution with just a few modifications. I made those modification in the crux port system for Kwort so that, the port system is fully integrated with Kwort's package system, that way, you can really enjoy it. You can install the port system with:

kpkg install httpup fakeroot rsync ports

I encourage you to read the CRUX Port's documentation

Is it there something like a "service" command for Kwort?

You can download something like that from here