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I've recently bought a completely new machine: here are the specs:
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz socket 775 HT
Gigabyte duo motherboard with intel chipset
3 SATA western digital HD's
a SATA plextor burner
and, finally, the problematic part...
PCIE NVidia 6600 256MB
Gentoo (stage 1) linux, 2.6.9-r2 gentoo kernel (i don't know about the r number, but I think it's 2, not on linux right now, anyway, it's the newest around, only set it up 4 days ago)
As usual, Windows works fine (but is insufficient), and Gentoo seems to work fine, only I can't set X-server up.
note: I use xorg.
I have a phillips 170B 17'' LCD. And, every time I run X, the NVidia logo pops up, stays there for about 10 seconds and then goes corrupt. By corrupt I mean that only cursor-sized horizontal bars with a lot of back, blank space in between stay onscreen, and keyboard/mouse don't work, so I have to reset. That's all that happenes. I can't load any window manager or anything.
Can you guys help please?
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The solution was fairly simple - driver update. Since the drivers have been released october 5, i guess that they have not yet been inserted into the portage tree.