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Old 02-16-2006, 07:42 PM   #1
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Frezeing at login


At the moment I do not have linux installed, I got frustrated because I could not get it to boot up it kept frezeing at the boot screen.
I tried suse, kubuntnu and fedora core 4 .. and they all froze at the boot up screen

I currently am using
amd athlon 64 3000+ 2.01 ghz
3 gb ram
Nvidia Geoforce 6200

If you want log files or anything, you will have to tell me how to get them and all of that, as I am new to linux and you can not point and click in text mode
 
Old 02-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #2
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Quick clarification question: you're saying it's "locking up" at boot, but then you mentioned needing a walk-through to get any info out of text mode. Is it locking up or are you just not getting a GUI? The problem might be with your Nvidia card. Nvidia only allows X amount of their driver to be bundled with distros. The rest is proprietary and you have to download it after the fact to get 3d acceleration. In the meantime, the partial driver can do some funny things to the display. If you're just not getting the GUI, have you tried "startx" to see if it'll go GUI for you?

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:36 AM   #3
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I get a gui, it frezes thouhg as soon as I see the gui .. and I have never tried to run it in text mode as I do not know how to make it do so, with out using the gui
 
Old 02-17-2006, 09:44 AM   #4
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Three more quick questions:
1. Did you download and burn your own disks for the different distros? (i.e. Could there have been errors in the burn?)
2. Which version of SuSe were you using? (I'm using 9.3 and haven't played much with the other distros you tried.)
3. When you were attempting to boot SuSe, did you ever try booting into "failsafe" mode and, if so, did that work at all?

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Old 02-17-2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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1. I downloaded them and burned them my self .. so something may have went wrong, but I verified the data on the dvds and it all checked out
2. suse 10.0 (what ever the latest version is) same with utbutnu ..
3. I tried the fail safe in suse and it still froze

I also was using the 64 bit editions of the distors too, as I have an amd 64 ...
 
Old 02-22-2006, 09:00 PM   #6
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ok, it frezes at the text based login and at the gui logon .. so I guess it is a hardware issue then ...
 
  


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