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Old 04-15-2007, 01:38 AM   #1
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Arrow Linux Install Issues - Freezing on startx


I have recently returned to linux, and have upgraded my machine since i last used it. ive tried installing fedora core 6/debian/unbuntu and all seem to crash on the graphical installation, can do text install fine, but whenever it involves the x engine it seems to just freeze, my pc specs are
dual sli 7800gt, opteron 165, DFI Expert, 2gig corsair, 1 WD 80g, 1 WD 300g
ps: debian just freezes on language selection
pss: my assumption is that linux isnt liking my sli setup so it is freaking out? going to try just a single card

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Old 04-15-2007, 05:19 AM   #2
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Good assumption,
Can you list your hardware in a more understandable format that doesn't force others to enter the items in Google to find out what they are, there are millions of different types of hardware, not everybody has a complete list on a sticky taped to the monitor. Chances are you'll attract the right audience with clear descriptions.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 10:20 AM   #3
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2x EVGA nvidia 7800 GT 256mb
motherboard: dfi sli expert with nforce4 chipset
ram:corsair twinx 1gig x2
hard drive: Western digital 80 and 300gig

im going to try installing nvidia drivers from commandline, hopefully that will fix..
 
Old 04-15-2007, 10:28 AM   #4
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issue resolved from driver install,
now how do you add a user? all i have is root and installer diddnt ask for one on text install, forgot commands

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Old 04-15-2007, 11:11 AM   #5
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Good
First thing that came to mind when I saw "nforce4 chip set" was an issue someone else had not too long ago, that's a newer chip set. Most distributions have an administration section via main menu where you can add users/groups. You can also do it from command line with command:
Code:
adduser larry
Code:
useradd larry
Either one should work to add larry as a user. Then you will be asked to enter a password and a few other questions.
 
  


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