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Old 09-01-05, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Total newbie, Debian 10.3 on laptop, NVidia 420Pro Probs

Totally lost, trying to install Linux onto my laptop. I just want to get the GUI working!

Here are the things I do know:

My laptop is a Toshiba TE2100
The graphics card is (I think, 99% sure) NVidia GForce 420Pro Go.
I blundered my way through the install and now I get a screen when I boot up givbing me the option between Debian GNU/Linux kernel 2.4.27.2-686 and that in (recovery mode).

I've found this:
http://margo.student.utwente.nl/simo...0.php#graphics
and this:
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~pb/T6100/#S0610

That stuff sounds easy (and somewhat applicable) except I can't make head nor tale of it! Those sites _should_ tell me what to do, if I knew some commands and how to use the terminal. Obviously, I want GUI.

What do I do to get those drivers on my laptop? I'm very rusty on the old terminal interface having used DOS last when I was like 6 and never a networked computer. I don't seem to have access to ftp - it just seems to time out, but my ports arent blocked - or web (I don't have a browser do it?), but I'm certain my internet ethernet is being recognised.

In fact, I don't really know any commands. Is it best to format and start over with another distro at this stage, or will my card not be supported elsewhere in Linux and so I should get myself a copy of XP (which I don't have!)?

Anyways, any help would be appreciated. Sorry for writing an essay here.
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Old 09-05-05, 04:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Total newbie, Debian 10.3 on laptop, NVidia 420Pro Probs

i guess nobody.....

oh well, format it is.
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