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Old 06-04-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
kevil99
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PCLinuxOS problems with screen resolution


I cant select any 3d options

Im using PCLinuxOS 2007 Final. When i use the Live CD i get no options to use xgl or any other. They are all greyed out. After the install of
/80g, /swap 2g and /boot 100mb. I have low end 800x600 graphic settings. Ive seen that both of my Nvidia cards are detected. Maybe i should try a different ver of PCLOS? or is the /boot size to low? Still
shouldnt i be able to select 3d from the Live CD?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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You're right, that's not normal. I have an ATI card and even I (ATI sucks) was able to get beryl runnning from the liveCD. Obviously, that has nothing to do with the size of your /boot partition. It seems more likely that the people at PCLinux may have forgotten to include a driver for your type of card. Which type of card are we talking about? Maybe you have more luck if you go to the nvidia site and fetch the appropriate drivers.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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Well i havent had this issue with any other distro.
Ive got two EVGA Nvidia 7900 gs ko cards installed.

Well actually last night i reinstalled ubuntu and it was like this.
So i went to reinstall it again with the live cd.
As soon as it fired up all was well
 
Old 06-04-2007, 05:09 PM   #4
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Oh and im currently under the impression that all i need is

/
/swap
/boot

Is this suffecient for a normal install?
what about/usr and /home.

I dont know why or when all of these are needed.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 05:19 PM   #5
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/usr and /home end up under / if you don't give them a separate partition so they'll be there anyhow. Placing /usr on a separate partition can be useful in a business environment but not usually for home users; making a separate /home partition, however, does have its advantages: if your system fails and you need to reinstall (or if you simply want to upgrade), you can reformat and reinstall only /, leaving /home alone. But if /home is under /, it would get formatted too, losing all your personal files if you can't make a backup first (and if your system is badly broken, that may be impossible).
 
Old 06-04-2007, 05:22 PM   #6
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Cool.
Ok im gonna try to dl another PCLOS now
 
Old 06-04-2007, 05:41 PM   #7
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You may want to check md5sums to make sure everything downloaded OK.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 07:23 PM   #8
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how do you check that?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 07:32 PM   #9
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Depends - are you downloading to a windows or a Linux system?
 
Old 06-04-2007, 08:39 PM   #10
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Linux system

Same thing with PCLOS 2007 instead of PCLOS 2007 final.

So then i reinstalled ubuntu and the reso was low so i reinstalled again and it fixed it

Last edited by kevil99; 06-04-2007 at 08:41 PM.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 08:52 PM   #11
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I'm beginning to wonder whether PCL knows how to handle SLI (even Ubuntu may have some issues with it).

As for the md5sum, that is easy:

if you downloaded to the Desktop you do:

cd /home/username/Desktop
md5sum name-of-the-iso.iso

It will do some calculating and return a string of numbers and letters - this should be compared with the md5sum file that is on the page you downloaded from. If they match, then the cd is OK - if not, there was a problem and you're using a corrupt iso.
 
  


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