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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?
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.
/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).
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:
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.