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Old 08-01-2003, 03:53 PM   #16
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did you read the readme file, or check out the sticky thread in the general forum? you have to exit the X server to install them.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 04:37 PM   #17
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uhm

If you read the post, I cant even get into x... I havent been able to from the beginning, and yes I did read the readme and I have read almost every post about this topic, and there are no answers really to this problem... Please help =\

Bump

Sorry for the bumping, but like i need this computer lol....
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:07 AM   #18
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Hey gleet,
I don't know if you figured it out yet, but I had the same problem. I ended up entering the "Interactive Setup" by pressing 'I' when prompted during the boot process. Then, I just told it not to start the "firstboot" process. This let me get to a console where I was able to login and follow the other advice given in the forum. (I had to install a new driver)

Last edited by armadillo; 08-14-2003 at 07:19 PM.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:00 AM   #19
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thanks

I will be trying this
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:46 AM   #20
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Ok, thanks so much man(armadillo)... I can get to the login screen now... Firstboot was my one problem, but now.... when I type in Pico -w /ect/X11/XF86Config it says "No such file or directory". Is there a reason why this is saying this? Thanks!
 
Old 08-14-2003, 12:12 PM   #21
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anyone out there? lol
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:17 PM   #22
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I don't know if you made the typo just in your post or in your console, but the command should be the following:
pico -w /etc/X11/XF86Config
(Note the lowercase 'p' & the 'etc' instead of 'ect')
Of course, you could always 'cd' into the directory and look at the files to make sure XF86Config is there
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:30 PM   #23
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duh lol... I typo'd... Thanks!


Im going to try this again, and ill let ya know what happens... =)
 
Old 08-14-2003, 10:42 PM   #24
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Ok, now it works, its time to work on this =). My refresh rates are correct and the video drivers are setup right. I guess I have to download the drivers from nvidia.... One question, how do I transfer the files from my windows partition to the linux partition when my linux doesnt fully work yet...

Thanks,
Chris
 
Old 08-15-2003, 09:23 AM   #25
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Yeah, I had to download drivers from nVidia (although, many times video cards have Linux drivers on their CD's...in which case you wouldn't have to worry about the following)
As far as the transfer...
Well, I suppose if you have another computer, you could set up a network, or if you have a Zip drive, you could use that.. or you could burn it onto a CD...Or you could always try to split the driver up onto several floppies. There are other options too though, but these would probably be the easiest.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:29 AM   #26
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To transfer your files from the windows partition to the linux one, first (as root)...
a) Create a mount point for your windows part...... mkdir /mnt/windows
b) Then, if you only have one windows partitioned with fat32 file system..... mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
c) Go to that mount point..... cd /mnt/windows

From here you can use "ls -l | less" to scroll through the files, I mean, you can see your files and copy them.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 10:28 PM   #27
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sweet, thanks both of you =) Now I just have to figure out how to install it, wont be too hard, I'm sure =). Thanks!
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:26 PM   #28
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does anyone wana tell me how? I think I know how, but I wana be sure I dont screw up again =x.

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