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I have installed linux on my desktop which is using video card FX 5600. I load it into the command prompt and when I log in and type: startx
The screen turns black and the light on my monitor starts to blink. In my XFConfig file it is setup as follows:
you'll need to run xf86config, set your card up right in it first, install the Nvidia drivers and edit the XF86Config files per the Nvidia directions. There are several post that should point you in the right direction.
I have found that info on my monitor. It still does not work. Should I try to install Mandrake or Red Hat to see if it works on that. If so what should I copy? Should I copy the XFConfig? Or is there certain sections that I should just write on a piece of paper?
you could try that, but i would go bit further with it. If it works under one or the other, ensure that you print out your configuration files so that you have something to follow. Both Redhat and Mandrake have good hardware configuration utilities.
ok, thats good because that says the card will work and what we have is a configuration error. You have been through the config file a few times now, so you know that you need the refresh rates, 16/32 bit color, etc etc. Get that info, do an install of Slack and follow my earlier post, Ensure that you select the proper card in the config and you should be good to go.