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Old 01-06-2005, 12:39 PM   #1
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Question What should i Choose??

I installed Debian Linux the Other day and I can't get X windows to work with my graphic card.. It's a Geforce2 Mx 32MB.
I got a bunch op tips and tuts how to get it to work but it seems that i'm not going to get it to work...

So know i'm wondering if i should install another kind of linux.

Which Linux are recomended to start with??? Which one is easy so to say for a beginner???

And another Quistion...
When I installed Debian Linux. I got the question if I wanted to use:

What is thoose three???


Old 01-06-2005, 12:55 PM   #2
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the nv driver should do with any GeForce... The Display manager is sort of Ad-Lib, I prefer kdm, but the others should also do. You can always dpkg-reconfigure that.


Old 01-06-2005, 01:12 PM   #3
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NV driver is the one i choosed... Did not worked @ all....
Kdm is the one i choosed in the installation...

I did'nt really get any futher with answer...

Old 01-06-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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I've used debian before on my Geforce 4 with no problems. the Geforce will work on any distro with the nv and proprietary nvidia drivers.
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Old 01-06-2005, 08:52 PM   #6
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It's Really Nice

That All Of U People Are Trying to Send Me Diffrent Tips And Ideas How I Should Make My Geforce2 To Work....


As I Said Earlier !!!!

I'm an extreamly NEWBIE @ Linux.... I Don't Understand All Of The HowTo Guides !!!
I'm Getting Stuck within the installation process when it's starting to ask me for some damn stupid kernel.....
And I don't understand how i should fix that problem either... Beacuse the installtion process want's to download som kernel file... Bur I'm not connected to internet with that computer beacuse I don't understand how to do that yet....


Why can't somebody just give me an simpel tip on what Linux type who whas support for the GeForce 2 cards...
I know that Knoppix has that.. But that one only runs from cd, and that's not what i want...

I want to install linux and learn more about it...

I just don't wanna get in to the programming buisniess right know, i jusst want the X window to work without any programming from me...

Please can somebody give me some Idea ???

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I searched around the internet that may help you configure the X Window System. You can do "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" as root or su. The su is a command that switches the user to whatever user you want. By default or usually it switches to root if you do not specify a user. root is the user that has god like powers, so what this means you can re-configure or ruin your installation. If you double check the commands that you type before hitting enter, you will be fine. Just do not type rm -R /. Setting up X Window System does not depend on the kernel, so compiling the kernel just for the video card is worthless. I have not used Debian, so I can not help you on the dpkg-reconfigure command. You can find out other options by doing man dpkg-reconfigure or info dpkg-reconfigure. I know the X Window System config file, so if you post /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config. Someone or I can try to help you get you closer to a working GUI system.

GDM, KDM, and XDM are display managers or gui login managers. XDM (X Window System display manager) is the smallest and not very pretty display manager. GDM (Gimp Took Kit or GTK display manager) is heavier than XDM but is a lot prettier. KDM (KDE display manager) is heavier than GDM but it has a lot of eye candy themes.

An easier Linux distribution is Mandrake 9.x. I do not suggest using Mandrake 10.x because they are a mess to clean up to begin compiling programs. There is also SUSE and Redhat/Fedora. Fedora is Redhat's open source community distribution although Redhat is not supporting it like in earlier versions.
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Thanks Alot For That Tip M8


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