Hi folks: A month ago, my power supply burned out my system so I went ahead and bought a totally new motherboard, CPU, and memory. All 64 bit (see below for details.)
Now it seem that Debian 7.2/64 bit cannot deal with this system. It installed with KDE but there's numerious problems that is keeping it from running fully.
The biggest problem. I tried 3x to install nVidia using the 1 click installer.
Worked just fine before, but everytime it installed on this new system, it said something about firmware and I never had that message before (The video card is still the same one as before. I didn't replace it.) Now if I use this exact same script, it totally destorys X and I have to bring the entire system back from an image.
Firstly; is it possible that this system IS too new for this current version of Debian? I had no problems with Debian 4 - 7.0 on my other system but it was nearly 8 when it finally died. (32 bit)
This should be a good burn of Debian' I purchased a 10 DVD set of Debian 7.2/64bit from OSDisc along with the new system so it's less than 1 month old.
Right now I have Debian 7.2/32 bit/XFCE on here, but still, using the nuveau driver so I have no dual monitor capibility, and even it's not fully running well. I cannot get any Mozilla product to install and run correctly as well. When I installed this, I made sure it was able to download from the net while installing as that seems to be a requirement for even the DVD installer.
Can you advise on what to do? I'm thinking just go for a debian distro that is more upto date than Debian 7.2 (I know Debian is always at least 6 months to a year behind).
I tried a couple or three a few years ago and at least 1 wouldn't even install on my older system, and others was having problem. So which do you finally recommend? I want a
*The nVidia driver installiable without major, and dangerious surgary,
* Mozilla software running as well.
* Something lean, not bloated. Ubuntu seems so 'heavy' Also I prefer a pure debian, not like Ubuntu's tinkering so ubuntu based software isn't /quite debian/
* Debian .DEB based, not RPM.
GUI specific versions isn't necessary since I can put on Enlightment, or KDE after installing.
Thanks for your help.
Intel Pentium G3420 3.2ghz
nVidia 7300 video