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Hi guys, Linux newbie here. I'm running Windows 7 on my computer and I'm trying to run Linux alongside it. I have tried Ubuntu, Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS, Debian and Fedora. ...
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    Problems running any form of Linux alongside Windows on my computer!


    Hi guys, Linux newbie here. I'm running Windows 7 on my computer and I'm trying to run Linux alongside it. I have tried Ubuntu, Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS, Debian and Fedora.
    What happens is, I install Linux on either my partition or inside my C drive with Windows, and it works fine for 10 - 30 minutes and then my fans go crazy and my screens turn blank. Nothing could revive them and I would then need to restart. This has never happened for the Windows 7 side of my computer.
    Just wondering what the problem is, I personally think it's something to do with my graphics card, but I have no problems on Windows with it, it's updated, and runs all the latest games etc, so I don't get why it wouldn't be supported for every single Linux OS. Unless it's something else.


    Please help!!


    Computer Specs:
    64 bit computer - main OS - Windows 7 Home Premium
    i5 CPU 650 - 3.2GHz Quad Core
    4 GB RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 - Approx Total Memory: 2731 MB

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    Hello and Welcome!

    The graphics card could be the culprit.
    Some hardware vendors don't release open source drivers for their devices. Or they aren't installed by default in a fresh Linux installation.
    What distro do you currently have installed? Often, there is a menu selection to search for and install proprietary drivers.
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    Hello Jay! I am currently using Fedora Linux, I think it's the latest version too. It's the 64 bit version and it's very nice and streamlined which I like very much. But whenever I turn it on along with any other distro I use, I have the sense of impending doom that my computer will crash at any second...
    (which it does ^^)

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    So you can boot up to Fedora for a little while before it crashes, right?
    Boot up, open a terminal. Execute this command, and post the output here:
    Code:
    lspci -vnn
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    Post the output of this too
    Code:
    cat /etc/fedora-release
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