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Old 09-18-2007, 10:29 AM   #1
Darren_sd
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Video Problems While Installing


I am having the same issue when I attempt to install both FC7 and Ubuntu 7.02. I get past the initial loading screens, but when the gui comes up to proceed with the installation, it turns the screen in to a pixel mess. This is an old computer that I'm using as a backup but I would seriously like to have it running properly.

The video card in question atm is a nvidia 6600 agp.

Is there a way to configure my video card drivers prior to full installation of a distro? Is this even the problem? Does more information need to be provided to pinpoint the issue?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks people ;]
 
Old 09-18-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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Hi Darren_sd, Welcome to lq. You might try the boot menu option
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Install or upgrade an existing system (text mode)
Once you get the system installed you can work on the video problem.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-20-2007, 02:02 AM   #3
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heh, it's like that? ok then. i'll be back when it's installed. <someday>
 
Old 09-20-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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Text mode installs are not that bad. Just be sure to read all your choices carefully before making them. Once you get up and running, we can try to sort the video problem out. Likely a driver issue but, we'll know more once you get going.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-25-2007, 12:18 AM   #5
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little bit late but i got it all installed a couple days ago. ;] the driver is configured and i got it all running good...


but i'm going to get rid of it and try something else... fun learning experience though.
 
Old 09-25-2007, 11:13 AM   #6
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Glad you got it sorted, if you're looking for a challenge, try Slack.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 09-25-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
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Stick with nvidia cards. The ATI cards are harder to set up and ati drivers may not give you 3d. They are getting better at this (since AMD bought them) so this advice may change in the future.

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