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Old 06-29-2006, 05:11 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by davcefai
I suppose it depends on the quality of your connection. I have never had a corruption problem.

I use gftp for my downloads but cannot remember what I used to download my 1st set of Linux CDs.
There seems to be a problem with MS Windows. I remember when Thinkpad Atheros hack came out all Windows users got corrupted ISO images, I downloaded it from within FBSD and the image was OK. It almost looks like Windows is downloading using ASCII mode.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:11 PM   #17
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Well, I got Debian installed on my machine. Thanks to all of the ppl who guided me. Now, I am in the text mode, after entering the user name and password. How to get to some graphic mode where at least I will have some options? Or this is normal, you have enter all commands by text?
 
Old 06-29-2006, 10:57 PM   #18
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Use the cmd
startx
to bring up the GUI.
alternatively, to automate this, edit the file
/etc/inittab
and set the relevant line like this:
id:5:initdefault:
The '5' means start the GUI, '3' means start the non-GUI terminal (loosely speaking). for more info google 'run levels'.

Last edited by chrism01; 06-29-2006 at 11:00 PM.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 06:51 AM   #19
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Use the cmd
startx
to bring up the GUI.
alternatively, to automate this, edit the file
/etc/inittab
and set the relevant line like this:
id:5:initdefault:
The '5' means start the GUI, '3' means start the non-GUI terminal (loosely speaking). for more info google 'run levels'.
Thank you. But, I belive now that mistake was maid, i screw up...long night...

Anyway, I did re-install (and then again)... From what I read on the forum, my instalation shuld be ok now. I chose desktop configuration. Only problem is that, after all of the letters stop flying on the screen, (I guess that then is going to the graphics mode) i got only vertical lines on the screen.
My monitor is fairly old but winxp worked fine on it. Belive that my problem is chosing wrong driver for my video card. As you know, using Dell gx150 - has integrated video.

I will try to search trought the forum about changing video driver on the boot, if that is posible. After systems start, I just hear one beep from the computer and screen goes in "vertical lines" mode. Want to try different ones untill I got picture on the screen. If some of you "pros" know how to do that properly, please let me know before i screw up again and start re-installing for 5th time .

I promise that will NOT ask stupid questions as I did in previos posts. Now I should have enough info to start searching by my self.

I just want to see LINUX on the screen (WORKING!!!! )

ps. I belive that original option for video driver (when i was installing) was "vesa".

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Old 06-30-2006, 07:38 AM   #20
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No need to reinstall

At the command prompt type:
Code:
su
[password]
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
or
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
exit
This will let you reconfigure X.
Try selecting Vesa as your graphics driver.
Then type "startx"

If you can't get to the command prompt press Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to kill X

good luck

Last edited by deroB; 06-30-2006 at 07:43 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 07:52 AM   #21
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No need to reinstall

At the command prompt type:
Code:
su
[password]
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
or
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
exit
This will let you reconfigure X.
Try selecting Vesa as your graphics driver.
Then type "startx"

If you can't get to the command prompt press Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to kill X

good luck
Thank you! I DO NOT NEED TO RE-INSTALL AGAIN !

X is the program that give graphics on the screen, right? Boy, do I sound stupid....

After Google-ing I have find out that most likely my integrated video on borad is based on Intel 810 and/or 815 chipset. Just a info if somebody can use it!

Last edited by AndyTPO; 06-30-2006 at 07:53 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 11:30 AM   #22
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Emerson said:

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It almost looks like Windows is downloading using ASCII mode.
I made a fool of myself recently when I uploaded a file using Windows FTP. It defaults to ASCII mode.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 12:23 PM   #23
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On Windoze FTP stands for Foolish Transfer Protocol.
 
Old 06-30-2006, 02:56 PM   #24
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Thank you ALL! :)

Just to let you know, I am writing this from my BRAND NEW LINUX SYSTEM!

Thank you again for your help. Do not worry, I will be back soon with more quiestions

Andy
 
  


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