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Old 07-24-2007, 12:51 AM   #1
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Nvidia GeForce 6200A corrupted graphics at installation screen


I have Windows xp service pack 2 and up until recently I have had Suse 10.2 installed on a second hard drive. The graphics card i was using was Nvidia GeForceTi 4200. My graphics card started overheating due to cooling fan failure, so I replaced the graphics card with a later model Nvidia GeForce 6200A. Since installing the new card I have not been able to install linux in the graphics mode. During the installation iget a corrupted screen and the mouse is also corrupted. I have tried uninstalling the graphics driver , removed the new card installed the old card and was able to install linux with no problems. Can anyone tell me what is causing the problem with the new card?
 
Old 07-24-2007, 02:06 AM   #2
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I have tried uninstalling the graphics driver , removed the new card
Am I right to assume you installed kernel-source and the proprietary Nvidia drivers and still can't get graphics?, not the nv driver that comes with the kernel. If this is the case and you did try installing the proprietary drivers either from Nvidia or through Yast, then it would be easy to assume it's a defective video card. I'm also assuming it is a used card as I have the later GeForce 6800 which was new two years ago.
Sorry for all the assumptions, but there is a lack of specifics, other than the "new card", which I'm also assuming is "new to you", not new.
Which drivers did you install if you did?
 
Old 07-24-2007, 09:53 AM   #3
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Am I right to assume you installed kernel-source and the proprietary Nvidia drivers and still can't get graphics?, not the nv driver that comes with the kernel. If this is the case and you did try installing the proprietary drivers either from Nvidia or through Yast, then it would be easy to assume it's a defective video card. I'm also assuming it is a used card as I have the later GeForce 6800 which was new two years ago.
Sorry for all the assumptions, but there is a lack of specifics, other than the "new card", which I'm also assuming is "new to you", not new.
Which drivers did you install if you did?
Sorry for not being more specific with the graphics card details. I bought the Nvidia GeForce6200A from a retail outlet as a new card, meaning that it had not previously been used. I realise that it is a couple of years older than the latest Nvidia cards. The point that I am trying to make is that with my previous graphics card which was Nvidia GeForceTi4200 I was able to install linux without any problems and had no graphics corruption. I only had 2D , but after installing the linux graphics driver I had full 3D support and even got "Beryl" working on SUSE 10.2 . What I have found now is that I am getting a totally corrupted graphics screen when attempting to install linux with this Nvidia GeForce 6200A card. The graphics card works perfectly with windows XP so I don't think there is a fault with the card. Some more Details in case this may help... The cpu I am using is a pentium 4 2.67 ghz motherboard is Asus P4Pe. I have 1gig of ram installed. the primary hdd is western digital 120 gig The secondary hdd is western digital 80 gig. I use the secondary hdd for linux.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 10:49 AM   #4
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Video card probably not correctly recognized during install. Use textmode if available.

FYI, a week ago I installed Ubuntu 6.06 on a system with a XFX 6200TC PCIe card without any graphics problems.
 
Old 07-24-2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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Video card probably not correctly recognized during install. Use textmode if available.

FYI, a week ago I installed Ubuntu 6.06 on a system with a XFX 6200TC PCIe card without any graphics problems.
Thanks for that advice , I will try that
 
Old 07-24-2007, 03:23 PM   #6
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At least you have a nice mother board, the P4PE was the fastest in it's day. Yes, the advice given above is probably the best direction to take by installing in text mode then install the kernel source and Nvidia drivers from command line, that's how the one's from Nvidia need to be installed anyway. There should not be any issues with that card, the installer may use the vesa driver which can make things difficult on some installations, just changing it to the nv driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf will get you some graphics after initial text installation.
 
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At least you have a nice mother board, the P4PE was the fastest in it's day. Yes, the advice given above is probably the best direction to take by installing in text mode then install the kernel source and Nvidia drivers from command line, that's how the one's from Nvidia need to be installed anyway. There should not be any issues with that card, the installer may use the vesa driver which can make things difficult on some installations, just changing it to the nv driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf will get you some graphics after initial text installation.
Many many thanks. I followed your advise and I have Fedora 7 working perfectly now. Once again thank you. PS, the one thing I still don't understand is the previous card ( GeForce Ti 4200 was able to work with linux with 2D support, and I added the full Linux Nvidia Driver after the initial instalation. That is why I kept trying that approach .
 
  


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