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19th March 2007, 03:19 AM
I'm trying to install FC6 on an HP a1610n, with a PCI-e nvidia 7600gs video card. When the anaconda installer tries to load, all I get is a blank screen with green lines on it. After a few more seconds, some smaller, multicolourled lines show up in the center. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated.
Note: It works fine when booting off the integrated graphics. Should I leave the graphics card out during the install, then install the drivers, then plug it in?
Thanks in advance,
4200+ AMD 64bit live processor
1GB Ram DDR2
250GB SATA HD
19th March 2007, 03:46 AM
Have you tried a Text Install, instead of Graphical?
19th March 2007, 03:48 AM
No, I havent...
I didn't feel tech savy enough.
I have it installing right now, using the integrated graphics. It is possible to install the correct drivers for the 7600gs after the os is installed correct?
Thanks for the help,
19th March 2007, 03:50 AM
As far as I know, it should be possible.
Are you comfortable enough using the Command Line? I imagine that until you get the right drivers installed, you won't get much further after Linux is installed than you got with installing Linux.
19th March 2007, 03:50 AM
Sure, just follow the instructions in FedoraFAQ (the link on the top of the page). You'll find a lot of great tips there.
19th March 2007, 03:53 AM
I am comfortable with the command line; I've been playing around with linux for about 4 months on a "testing" computer, but this is my main computer (:D), so I dont want to mess anything up... and am a little nervous, as I want to be sure it doesn't format my Windows hard drive...
Thanks for the replies...
19th March 2007, 03:58 AM
I know exactly how you feel. Mind you, I sorta went all in or none. My first install was on my main computer. FC4. When I upgraded to FC5, the Graphical wouldn't work(I'm guessing something to do with the nVidia card I've got...) so I had to use Text. Since I was still half using Windows at the time I was nervous. But, I'm now using FC5 on this computer and FC6 on my server. All is well and working.
Good luck. :-)
19th March 2007, 04:26 AM
Scott, Firewing1 is our Community Manager and member who is in charge of configuring the 3D drivers for Fedora and is online much of the time around here. He also has a ton of helpful tips, including this: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=97055 You're in good hands on the graphics driver issue.
22nd March 2007, 04:22 AM
I got FC6 installed fine (with a tweak to the xorg.conf file) but now I'm having difficulty with the nvidia drivers (for the nvidia 7600 gs). I followed Firewing's Howto Guide, and I get the following errors when I try to start the nvidia service.
service nvidia restart
Disabling the nvidia driver: [ OK ]
Checking for module nvidia.ko: [FAILED]
nvidia.ko for kernel 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 was not found. [WARNING]
The nvidia driver will not be enabled until one is found. [WARNING]
Any one have ideas on how to fix this?
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Viewport 0 0
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"
The desktop effects also fail horribly :(
Thanks a lot for your help and time,
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