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Richard Evans 05-19-04 07:35 PM

Now Tou See It, Now You Don't
I have just installed Xandros OS which went snoothly untill I re-booted, after choosing Xandros from the LILO menu, the screen goes blank and after about 5-8 minutes the Nvidia Splash screen appears, then disapears, the mouse pointer then appears and then disappears, then the whole this repeats itself, i have to power down and then reboot. If i select safe video mode i can boot to the Xandros desktop.

My system is as follows.

ASUS A7V266-E Motherboard
AMD 1800+ Processor
Nvidia GeForce3 Ti500 Graphics Card
512 MB Ram
100GB Western Digital HD
10GN Fujitsu HD
Sound Blaster Audugy Sound Card

I hope some one can help me, as i would really like to switch to Linux but if I can't get £D accellaration under Linux then I may have to stick with Windows.

Thanks All


whig 05-20-04 03:33 AM

Re: Now Tou See It, Now You Don't
Boot to a console and configure XFree86 (the GUI) to use the "nv" driver as that is the most straight-forward for you. "startx" will launch the gui. There is help (man XFree86) and documentation in /usr/share/doc. Then upgrade to the nVidia drivers (a bit harder).

Kamel 05-20-04 08:48 AM

Re: Now Tou See It, Now You Don't
if startx will only give you a black screen with a white X for a cursor, try using kdm. this is the K desktop manager, which allows you to start up kde, should you have kde installed. if you use gnome, use gdm. if you dont have a desktop manager, i suggest getting one. personally i prefer KDE, but gnome is also available; along with blackbox, fluxbox, and TWN (tab window manager, which is a piece of crap).

edit: also, don't forget that you have the option of doing X -configure should you want to try and make X configure itself.

before copying over the new driver, i suggest backing up your current config by doing

mv /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config-backup
hopefully this helps.

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