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Old 06-13-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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video problem at installation


So my problem is with video. I am a newbie and do not no much when it comes to linux installation. I am installing FC3 on a machine that I built my self. I want to set it up as a duel boot with Windows XP. I have XP already on there so thats not a problem. When installing FC3 I am having video problems. when I put in the first CD and choose the GIU set up it starts to load fine and then I get some broken text before it goes into GUI set up. GUI starts and I proceed as nothing is wrong. After the entire setup and reboot I am asked to log in. Ounce I log in I lose all video and get a basic shell and thats it.

Can someone Please give me advice as to what is not functioning properly. I pretty sure its the drivers for my video card and if it is I would not know hoe to troubleshoot this. Can some please help.

Thanks in advance.

Ben
 
Old 06-13-2005, 05:15 PM   #2
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The video driver is a BIG one... ATI and nVidia. No native 3D acceleration





Well I just found this here on a search. My graphics card is an ATI Ecstasy 9600 I believe. Does this mean that Fedora Core 3 will not work with my graphics card. One theory of mine was to do a text based install and then install KDE after words. Can anyone support that for me

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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even if your card is not supported (did you spell it correctly?) you can usually login graphically, by choosing a standard vesa card on your install.

always google first to see if it is supported

http://www.google.com/linux

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Richard
 
Old 06-13-2005, 05:31 PM   #4
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OK I will check and make sure I have the correct model and check if is supported. I will post back later tonight or tomorrow.

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