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Old 11-26-07, 10:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mepis will not boot after video card upgrade

Well the response has not been overwhelming.

I posed the same question on the MepisLovers forum & received several replies.

I was finally (after much frustration) able to get the newest driver installed. It will not work with the 8600GT. It will work fine with the 6600GT.

What is that all about.

I installed the 6600 to get the system up & running. I installed the driver & all was happy.

I shut down & reinstalled the 8600 & after the blue loading screen, I, again received the few white line on black background followed by the monitor being disconnected from the system. By that, I mean that the "digital" box began flashing on the monitor for a few seconds and then that box went away and the power button began flashing just as if the computer was turned off. The computer was still running.

I rebooted to the command line and again installed the new driver. NO CHANGE.

All this makes me more & more convinced to stay with Uncle Bill's stuff.

If anyone has any ideas as to how to get the new card to be happy with Linux, I'd be more than happy to listen.

Jerry in Anchorage
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