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Old 06-15-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
NI_Sam
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3 down still no joy


Hi,

I'm a newbie to installing Linux, I've used it and Unix occasionally in work but have never installed it before.

Anyway, after spending the time downloading and installing 3 different versions of linux (fedora 3, fedora 4, and Ubuntu) all 64 bit versions and being unable to see so much as a recognisable screen due to what appears to be graphics related problems I'm nearly ready to give the idea up and return permanently to Mr Gates

My system is as follows (Shuttle XPC SN25P) :

AMD 64 Athlon
PCI Express Nvidia GeForce 6600GT graphics card
NVIDIA nForce 4 chipset
.....

After every install completes (the graphical install wouldn't work for Fedora) I'm met with a completly garbled screen. :angry:

I've tried downloading the following driver from nVidia but the installation produces various errors and many complaints and falls over.

Can anyone help with any suggestions to resolve this?

Thanks in advace,

Sam
 
Old 06-15-2005, 05:19 PM   #2
Pete M
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NI_Sam

Not sure if you have seen this but it's the best I can find on the net at the moment

It refers to installing Suse, here is the section relating to nVidia

nVidia

Full article

Here

Hopefully it will be of some help

Pete
 
Old 06-16-2005, 01:25 AM   #3
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Thanks very much for the reply Pete.

I haven't tried the SuSe version yet but I'll give it a bash if nothing else works.

Sam
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:00 AM   #4
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Sam

I did'nt mean you should try Suse, just thought the nVidia installation might help as this is pretty much the same on most distro's

Your graphics problem is obviously not unique as this guy has the same problem

Good luck, will have another look around the net, see if I can find any more info for you

Pete
 
  


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