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Old 06-15-2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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3 down still no joy


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,

Old 06-15-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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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.

Old 06-15-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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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
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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

Old 06-15-2005, 08:23 PM   #5
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I'm nearly ready to give the idea up and return permanently to Mr Gates
Here's an article that will supress those urges:

hth --Jonas
Old 06-15-2005, 09:27 PM   #6
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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.



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