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Hi all. I'm sort of at my wit's end- tried everything I can think of, but I'll try to keep a long story short while being as thorough as I can.
Recently assembled myself a new computer using a mix of old and new parts.
New 650W power source.
New Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard.
New NVIDIA GeFORCE 8800GTOC graphics card.
Core-2 Quad processor.
4G of ram.
Old hard drive, 40G.
Old CD-ROM (no DVD) drive.
old floppy drive.
I wanted to do a dual boot between winXP-64bit and some 64-bit version of Linux. Installed WinXP first, as per instructions I found online, and partitioned the hard drive. Win XP now has roughly 14 gigs, an unformatted 14 gig section was left to Linux, and the rest was partitioned into a space explicitedly for shared files.
Finally got Mandriva Free on the 3-cd set and it seemed to install just fine. Now when I boot up the computer, it gives me a boot screen letting me chose between Mandriva and Windows. From here Windows boots just fine. If I go into Mandriva, I get a prompt to login (no problems there) and then a command prompt:
I know next to nothing about command-line in Linux, but from what I know I'm supposed to type in "startx" to get to the GUI. When I do so a screen pops up:
X Window system Version 1.3.0
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Mar 18 11:44:02 2008
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
Using vt 7
(EE) No devices detected.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
*sigh* Go easy. I am, as you can guess, a complete newb to Linux. So far trying to get it running has been a hair-pulling effort.