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Old 04-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #1
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Unable to setup X Server while installing Gentoo. Using live cd 2007.0

I'm installing gentoo and downloaded the 2007.0 live cd and burned it successfully. After typing "gentoo dosata" at the boot: prompt, everything seemed to be loading fine until it said that the x-server could not be setup. I remember having this problem with fc8. i had to download my nvidia drivers in that case. How can I do the same here? or if I can't install the drivers through the prompt, how do I go about doing this? Moreover I dont have internet access through the boot prompt. Unable to setup my network doing that. I thought I'll deal with the network aspect once I have it installed fully.


Old 04-06-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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You have to edit your xorg.conf file. At a command prompt, issue this command (as root)
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Look for where it says 'driver', you need to change this to 'vesa' (without the ticks on either side of it). Depending on your video card, it may show something like 'nv' or 'ati'. It needs to show vesa. Then, later after you've installed, you can go back and install the proprietary driver for your card.



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