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Hi well I've done it. Trying to get 3D. In hardware the GeForce 7300 Gt was detected. In the set up Graphical server it had FX - GeForce 7950. So ...
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    Thumbs down 2007.1 Broken-Black screen of death-No GUI


    Hi
    well I've done it.
    Trying to get 3D.
    In hardware the GeForce 7300 Gt was detected.
    In the set up Graphical server it had FX - GeForce 7950.

    So i thiought why not try Xorg and select NV.
    Well on reboot I got the black screen no GUI.

    So i thought lets try /etc/x11/xorg.conf
    No file detected.
    So i tried to get the auto detect to work (it worked in Ubuntu so why not try mandriva).
    sudo cp /etc/x11/xorg.conf /etc/x11/xorg.conf.custom
    "file doen't exist"
    so
    sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/x11/xorg.conf > /var/lib/xorg.conf.md5sum'
    "doen't exist"
    so
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    "doesn't recognise - reconfigure

    Help to get back to GUI appreciated - any GUI would be nice at this stage.

    My geForce 7300 GT is supported in Ubuntu - but do you think I can get it in Mandriva - not yet.


    The only other thing is I can't get the screen saver to work.
    Tried the power function and that doesn't work either.

    Help appreciated.
    Best Regards
    Bill
    PS working in xp to send this.

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    X11 -- Its Capital X.

    Code:
    nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    You can use vi or pico too.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Thanks devils_casper,
    Working again.
    Back to square.
    Don't have 3d still not supported.
    Graphical server back to FX-GeForce 7950.

    Much appreciated
    Best regards
    Bill

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    The Blue Screen of death is for MS only all right reserved-

    So we should pay attention in the titles of our topics, yes if the X server doesn't find the configuration file or the configuration file not correct sure the X will not start and it'll inform you about the error , this is not Crash and not a Death.

    Regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wapfu
    Don't have 3d still not supported.
    Graphical server back to FX-GeForce 7950.
    Did you install nVidia driver?
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Hi devils _casper,
    As far as i know I have

    all three for the 2.6.17-14 kernel
    for the
    nvidia97xx
    thru the software package installer.


    Best Regards
    Bill

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    Hi devils_casper,
    OOPs.
    The last thing I did last night was to download the driver kernel for the driver, the support module for nvidia97xx-2.6.17.14 and removed 2.6.17.13.
    Now I'm back to the non graphic black screen with the penguin.
    xorg doen't like the module 2.6.17.14 and syas something like the card doen't support it.

    Oh drat - how can I get the GUI back now?
    Broken.

    hardware still detects geforce 7300 gt.
    the Graphical server had FX - GeForce 7950
    all three supporting were for 97xx.

    I've tried in terminal to
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    doen't recgonise the dpkg-reconfigure command.

    Question
    What do i need to enter in terminal to get back to square 1 and get a GUI back?

    Thanks for your assistance and patience.

    Best regards
    Bill

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    dpkg-reconfigure command is for debain based distros only.
    boot up in rescure/recovery mode and set Video Driver value to "vesa" or "nv" in xorg.conf file.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Cheers
    Best regards
    Bill

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    Hi Devils_casper,
    Back up and running.
    Thanks a million.
    Sure learning fast.

    can i assume 3d is beyond my grasp?

    Best regards
    Bill

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