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    Please help!!!

    hey guys,
    I'm kind of new to Linux and i decided to give it a try so i installed debian on a computer that i had lying around, it was the only one i had available to experiment with. Everything seemed to go smoothly except for two errors at the start of the installation that the installer seemed to skip over anyways, the installation progressed and completed, then when i attempted to boot from the hard-drive a couple errors came up then it said something like starting normally. It seemed to start OK but after that the screen goes blank and i can't even see a login screen. I have a hunch that its my video card but from what i gathered debian is suppose to support it so I'm not sure. So can anyone help me figure out what my problem is and perhaps a possible solution?

    The Spec for the machine I'm using:
    intel pentium III 500Mhz
    256MB RAM
    6GB hard-drive
    s3 trio 64v+

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    Linux User zenwalker's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Inland Empire
    Are you using the LXDE version of Debian?
    If not, the distro is too much for your machine (not enough RAM)
    Try antiX-MEPIS8.5-i486

    It' Debian-based and has good support.

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    Just Joined! jdkaye's Avatar
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    Gorizia, Italy
    You might want to come up with a more informative name for your thread than "Please help!!!" I'd suggest you have a look at this

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