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Old 01-05-2008, 04:40 AM   #1
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gnome problem in fedora 7


Hey I'm a Linux newbie, doing my first install. I have a nvidia geforce 6800 graphics card. I had to boot into the text mode, because in GUI mode my screen went black. I made sure I selected gnome to be installed. After the install I was sent to a CLI where I entered "gmdsetup". This wouldn't run. How can I get into a GUI from the command line?
 
Old 01-05-2008, 05:19 AM   #2
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type gdm after you login, this will bring you to a graphical login screen, post back once you get into gnome and i'll teach you how to make it come up as default
 
Old 01-06-2008, 12:50 AM   #3
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After that I get the can't display this video error...
 
Old 01-06-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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can you tell me the exact error?
 
Old 01-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #5
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my monitor just goes black with the only thing displayed on it being "Can't Display This Video Mode". I then have to ctrl-alt-F6 to get back to the command line where I can do anything. I took a look at my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, not noticing any info on my monitor refresh rate. Also the only info on my graphics card driver is nv...is that normal?

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Old 01-06-2008, 11:24 PM   #6
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yea thats the open source nvidia driver, it's not supported by nvidia though, maybe if you istall the propietry drivers...
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# yum install -y nvidia-glx
 
  


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