Mandriva linux 2006 free freezes after instal
I recently installed mandriva linux on my pc.
first attempt: instalation worked fine until installing the bootloader. After instaling the bootloader i got the install summary which said that my graphic card is not configured so i started to select the rezolution, refresh rate and so on. Then i got prompted to test my configuration. I click yes and a black screen appears with some strangely collored lines (kinda freezed). I had no choise but to reboot my computer from the restart button.
When prompted which system to start, i chosed linux and got a command prompt asking for my username and password. After the login i was able to write commands.. (i am a linux newbie.. so i typed help.. god rather confused .. and rebooted my pc; this time ctrl+alt+del worked )
second attempt: i insert linux cd1 and when prompted to choose between instal or upgrade i choosed upgrade. This time i clicked no when asked to test my configuration and the instalation was completed, but when linux started i got a black screen with some stuff written (ex: checking..... [ok])
third attempt: i install linux all over again, but this time i choose moke packages (especialy graphics) but i got the same screen as before
I must mention that in those attampts i didn't choose any swap partition.
last attempt: i chosed a swap partition, and now i don't even get the screen as before.. i only get a black screen and some weird collored lines.
btw, is it possible that my video card (gforce mx 440 64 mb ram) is broken in some way(windows xp works fine)? I have knoppix on a bootable disc and that workes just fine.
I read somewhere that if the screen goes horrible during a graphic test, pressing ctrl+alt+backspace will get me out of the test area, but that dosen't work for me.
So if anybody can help me...