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Old 08-28-04, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default Trouble installing Mandrake 10 on 6800GT

Hi mates!
Well I guess there is no need to tell you but I'm complete noob in Linux so please bear with me =P

Anyway I tried installing Mandrake 10.0 on my rig, everything goes smoothly untill I try to configure my Vid Card...

Installer gives me some "vesa" card option and 1280x1024

I tried changing it to all GeForce cards that you can manually chose but it's no go... When I test this new setting I get artifact on moving mouse and stuff. So I let it have generic vesa stuff and completed installation...
After reboot I get shell... I log in and type "StartX" but get some XF86 something error and can't enter "X".

So what to do ? I checked around for guides, other peeps problems and stuff but no one mentions 6800 cards.

I can reinstall anytime as it takes some 20 min to do so (Great thing) in case I should chose something else.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-29-04, 03:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Trouble installing Mandrake 10 on 6800GT

Uh, you need to download and run the nvidia graphics driver package from nvidia.com to get hardware accel with your graphics card. Also, if you are using kernel 2.6, you will need to patch the installer package before you run it. There was a post somewhere in this forum giving all the instructions on how to do it. All I can remember is that the patch is on minion.de.

Also, you need to prepare the kernel source before you even try to run the nvidia package. There is a faq on prepping your kernel source at

Good luck

p.s. just use the vesa for now so that at least you can run x.
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