LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Closed Thread
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-15-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
NI_Sam
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
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, 06:48 PM   #2
rkettle
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 204

Rep: Reputation: 30
download the 32 bit... it won't make any odds, most apps don't run in 64 anyway.... and should run on your 64 bit.

the vid card you have is fine, so not sure what choices you make on the install, at worst you should have a GUI with no 3d until you install the driver.

you need to post the errors or whatever it is you are greeted with... otherwise it is too vague.

Not having a graphical screen is not a big problem and can be resolved quickly, if you post what you get as output.

Regards
Richard
 
Old 06-15-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
msound
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: SoCal
Distribution: CentOS
Posts: 465

Rep: Reputation: 30
im running suse 9.3 pro on my athlon 64 notebook and it works great. give suse a try
 
Old 06-15-2005, 08:13 PM   #4
slackwarebilly
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: !<:Slackware:>!
Posts: 99

Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking more!

Just to fire off one other 64 bitter...

slamd64 (unofficial slackware 64-bit port)

the aforementioned by other posters

can't wait to get my hands on my hardware (ordered an AMD 64 3000+ recently)

try slack. I've seen people with good reports on the 64 bit version

hope it helps

slackwarebilly
 
Old 06-15-2005, 08:23 PM   #5
jonaskoelker
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Denmark
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,524

Rep: Reputation: 46
Quote:
I'm nearly ready to give the idea up and return permanently to Mr Gates
Here's an article that will supress those urges:

http://www.microsuck.com/content/whatsbad.shtml

hth --Jonas
 
Old 06-15-2005, 09:27 PM   #6
MasterC
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...50#post1697250

Thanks!

Closed
 
  


Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3 down still no joy NI_Sam Linux - Hardware 3 06-16-2005 03:00 AM
Fedora2 No joy dogface Fedora - Installation 3 10-27-2004 09:02 AM
nugget of joy JARofHERB Debian 0 07-27-2004 02:17 AM
Time To Sing The "Happy Happy Joy Joy" Song! KungFuHamster General 8 06-25-2003 02:59 PM
THEY'RE HERE: My little bundle of joy pickledbeans Slackware 2 07-07-2002 12:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration