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Old 05-10-06, 04:43 PM   #1
trugate
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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.

http://thevagrant.info/images/linux/p1010013.jpg
http://thevagrant.info/images/linux/p1010014.jpg
http://thevagrant.info/images/linux/p1010015.jpg
http://thevagrant.info/images/linux/p1010016.jpg
http://thevagrant.info/images/linux/p1010017.jpg

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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Default Re: garbled screen on 7800gt

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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