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Zseven
22nd August 2006, 01:26 AM
I just downloaded my FC5 ISO, Burned it to dvd and popped it in my hp dv5000 laptop. It booted up and I tested the media, which was fine. As it started graphical, I realized that both my screen and my graphics card were listed as "unknown." The GUI came up and it was oddly discolored in some parts of it. There wasn't any garbage or anything onscreen, but the colors were so screwed up, that even most of the text was unreadable. I am using Nvidia's Geforce Go 7400 graphics card. I would like to continue installing Fedora, so is there anything I can do about this? Do I need to change some drivers or the screen mode?

wintersm
22nd August 2006, 01:39 AM
install in text mode, then later you can install nvidia drivers..

Zseven
22nd August 2006, 01:42 AM
install in text mode, then later you can install nvidia drivers..
I don't really know how to do anything in linux though, so how do you install drivers? Also, I think I need the graphical installation because I'm a complete newbie and want to keep it simple.

PilotJLR
22nd August 2006, 02:53 AM
Do the install in text mode, then reference Stanton Finly's guide... it explains how to install nvidia drivers using yum. It's much easier than it sounds:
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html

Zseven
22nd August 2006, 02:55 AM
Do the install in text mode, then reference Stanton Finly's guide... it explains how to install nvidia drivers using yum. It's much easier than it sounds:
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html
That sounds good, but how easy to partition in text mode. I'm going to be dual booting with WinXp on my laptop, so I'm especially nervous about properly partitioning and configuring GRUB.

cruiseoveride
22nd August 2006, 03:07 AM
the text mode and gui is identical when it comes to partitioning, just that the text mode is more verbose

compare the other HP DV-X laptops with yours (in terms of hw specs)
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/hp.html

Zseven
22nd August 2006, 03:11 AM
the text mode and gui is identical when it comes to partitioning, just that the text mode is more verbose

compare the other HP DV-X laptops with yours (in terms of hw specs)
http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/hp.html
Then do I have to manually install gnome/kde, or will text mode install everything that graphical will?

cruiseoveride
22nd August 2006, 03:13 AM
the text mode install is nothing short of the graphical install with 8 colours OK :)