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Old 05-10-06, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default garbled screen on 7800gt

I was having problems with Fedora Core 5 after doing the (seemingly) usual with the nVidia stuff. Once into the GUI after installing the drivers, the screen would screw up and freeze. This was a x86_64 distro of FC5.

After trying night after night with it, I installed ubuntu 64bit instead, seeing if I could get the drivers to work in that. I assume it includes a form of nvidia driver, because when it finishes installing and I try to log into the GUI, it does the same thing as with Fedora.

I know it's not my card or hardware-related as I run XP just fine (which is what I'm looking to switch from, and try a different flavor). Here's some pics (badly taken, sorry) of the splash screen for Ubuntu when it screws up on bootup.


could someone please (i beg you) help me!? is it my 7800gt and linux dont like each other or something? is it because it's pci-express, do I have to load drivers for that first?

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Old 05-10-06, 04:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: garbled screen on 7800gt

Please generate and post an nvidia-bug-report.log.

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Old 05-10-06, 04:58 PM   #3
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how do I log into terminal only without gui? it garbles before I can login. Once again, I'm a windows n00b.
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