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Well, after a lot of trials and errors, I was finally able to get the latest nvidia graphics driver installed on my Debian system. However, everytime I boot up my system, I'll enter a few keystrokes, and my system will lock-up. I can still move my cursor around, but I can't type anything or click on anything.
I have a GeForce4 MMX 64MB graphics card, AMD Athlon XP processor, and 512MB RAM. I am running the 2.4.27-2-k7 kernel. If anybody has any idea what is going on, I would appreciate the help. Oh yeah, among the Linux n00bs, I am the King N00B, so I know very little. When I get off work, I'll post a link to the How-To that I used to install.
Oh - just thought it would be a good idea to test it in Windows. Then you would be able to definitely eliminate that it might not have gone bad since you last used it on Windows. Could the card have become damaged in the meantime? Otherwise, you might try swopping the card and seeing if that fixes the problem?
If it does, you know for sure that the problem is the card, not something else. The click you talk about might also be an error indication due to a hardware problem?
Unfortunately, I am unable to load windows on this computer. I think the mbr is jacked up, or something. I'm reasonably sure that my card hasn't gone bad. At least, I hope not. If you or anyone else has any ideas, I would appreciate it.
sounds like Debian is unable to initalize any screens after reboot, you could edit your X config file and manualy check to make sure that they are set to what your monitor can support. if not set them to a safe setting like 800x600 @60 Hz and if you get a screen after running start X then you are good to go, that way you can see to set it up like it is supposed to be. check the Debian man pages for Info on how to Edit X config file manually.
I'll give this a try when I get off of work. I was just able to get Windows on my computer, and verified that my vid card is working properly. I plan on doing a dual boot of xp/debian, so I can play WoW and Bloodrayne. I'll post back the results. Thanks for the help Rusty and rylan.