Hi ppl, i have an Acer Aspire 4530 laptop - AMD Athlon X2 64 bit processor and an Nvidia 9100 M chipset.
(this is one of the latest acer models)
Now, i tried installing Fedora core 8 on this lappy, but it could not detect my Hard drive or my CD/DVD drive.
I figured that probably the installation DVD does not have the necessary drivers for my hard disk and CD/DVD drive
I turned to fedora 10 (i had heard bad reviews of F9) because i thot this one might have the necessary drivers
after the preliminaries, it showed me the message "Running anaconda (.....)
then, my screen goes off for a sec and then comes back, with a message saying X server initialization failed (or something like that, dont remember the exact words)
Then, having no other choice, i finished my installation through the text mode thinking that my Nvidia graphic card driver was not supported, and i would intsall that later using the livna repo.
After my install, F10 booted in text mode (not surprising)
what actually happened is that when it comes to "Starting udev :", the screen switches off for a moment and then i see the message "Starting udev : ^@"
and then, it proceeds to boot in text mode
(now i know that after getting the message Starting udev, the boot should goto graphical mode, but IT DOESNT)
then, using rpmfusion (still in text mode) , i installed the nvidia graphic drivers. I finished installation, then rebooted.. but it doesnt help!!! im still stuck with text mode.
During boot, it also gives the message "enabling nvidia driver : nvidia driver already enabled" but if the driver is enabled, why not goto graphic mode?????
When i boot(in text mode), it obvi gives me the login screen
i logged in as root(since no other user is setup) and tried using the startx command
It works and im immediately taken to graphics mode
But it loads the graphics pretty slowly.. almost takes 6-7 seconds, besides i can SEE it repaint the dektop everytime i try to open a new window
My problem is : WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE LOGGING IN TEXT MODE AND THEN GOTO GRAPHICS ENVIORNMENT??
BESIDES, THE GRAPHICS PERFOMANCE IS REALLY NOT UPTO THE MARK, I CAN SEE THE DESKTOP BEING REPAINTED.!!
please help me out, what do i do?? is there a way to get thro to graphics enviornment directly? i have a feeling it'll increase graphic performance bec i wont be starting xserver manually.. kindly help me..
P.s : i downloaded the ISO of the DVD for i386, but in my grub loader it says i686.f10 .. is there a problem?? did i download the wrong dvd??