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Old 02-18-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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I'm new to linux, as in don't know squat, pretty much know all of windows and wanted a new toy to mess with....i didn't realize what i was getting into....i have a seperate 60GB HD on my system its a athlon xp 2100+ with a nvidia GeForce4 Ti4400 and a Samsung Syncmaster 760VTFT flat pannel monitor. Basically when i try to run the graphical mode it craps out. Says stuff about a device not being installed when i try to test settings in the configuration window. Is it a driver problem or hardware? I really have no clue since i'm really new to linux. If its a driver problem i need to know what files to download and how to install them....linux isn't any fun when i have to do everything in text mode.
I would appreciate any help
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nvidia drivers:

nVidia Driver Installation NHF
nVidia driver page

# Configuring x
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common x configuring tools:
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 8.0 - redhat-config-xfree86
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XFree86 -configure

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM


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