Originally Posted by stripe
Solved: I now know not to try and use linux with my nvidia card (gts450) as the drivers dont work
I don't agree that Nvidia drivers won't work with your video card. My reasoning? See this page: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...12-driver.html
If you already tried those drivers, try an older version if the current one doesn't work.
Typically in Ubuntu & Mint distributions, you can run the command [cmd]sudo jockey-gtk[/cmd] to install the drivers.
If you are in Debian, Fedora, Redhat, CentOS, SuSE, etc, then you can probably get away with downloading the drivers from that Nvidia link above, switching to runlevel 3, and installing the drivers. You will need to install the Linux headers for your particular kernel first.