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Old 08-27-2006, 05:12 PM   #1
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Question nVidea XFX 6800GS, comapatble distro's?


So I cannot get Ubuntu, Fedora, or Mandriva to work with my XFX 6800GS. The GUI's wont work. Ubuntu and Mandriva will install if I use the non GUI interface and it seems that fedora only has GUI. But they will not load visually, I just get a bunch of garble.

What Distro's are currently compatable with the card (It's been to long since I've used linux so i would like to just be able to install a distro and not have to install any of the drivers).

Thanks for listening, Ian
 
Old 08-27-2006, 06:25 PM   #2
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Most likely the issue is that your xorg.conf file (in /etc/X11) is not properly configured to match your monitor - check that the vertical and horizontal sync rates are appropriate. BTW, it would be helpful if you indicated the make/model of your monitor and posted the contents of your xorg.conf file
 
Old 08-27-2006, 07:21 PM   #3
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I am very new (and frustrated) linux user
I have the same graphic card and Suse 10.0 worked (gnome). You will have to fix another problem: the mouse cursor doesn`t show up. You will need to modify the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows:

Find the the Section "Device"

then modify the Option "HWcursor" by adding "off" so it will read

Option "HWCursor" "off"

save and restart the system

It worked for me

On another note, I discovered SUSE 10.0 installed automatically the amd64 version and now I am trying to go to the 32 bit because some programs I need to use don`t install.

good luck
 
Old 08-27-2006, 10:21 PM   #4
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The moniter is a Samsung SyncMaster 930B 19" LCD.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 10:52 AM   #5
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That monitor has a horizontal sync rate of 30-81kHz and a vertical rate of 56-75Hz.

If you post the contents of your xorg.conf file (which will be in the /etc/X11 directory) we can confirm whether or not your current settings are compatible with your monitor
 
  


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