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Ok I used to run Ubuntu since 10.04 version and i really like it, but now i have damaged nvidia graphic card which can't run with drivers installed (i just ...
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    Linux distribution without nvidia drivers preinstalled?


    Ok I used to run Ubuntu since 10.04 version and i really like it, but now i have damaged nvidia graphic card which can't run with drivers installed (i just get splash screen and then nothing but mess of colors). Distributions that don't have nvidia drivers like Fedora works very fine, but in fedora i can't even get a simple localhost server to work. I want to know is there any debian based distro that don't have nvidia drivers?

    P.S. Note that i can't remove drivers cause i can't even install ubuntu or mint...

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    Debian itself doesn't have the Nvidia drivers installed by default or if you want a bleeding edge Debian based distro, have a look at Siduction which is based on the unstable branch.
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    I tried installing Debian but i can't go into gui, only fedora works so far...

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    If Fedora works for you, it may be easier to get your server working. Are you getting a particular error message?
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    Is Fedora using the VESA driver (generic - supported by most all cards) or the Nouveau (open source nVidia) driver?
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    Nouveau is the default driver for Fedora.
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    I thought that was the default for Debian and most other distros these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    I thought that was the default for Debian and most other distros these days?


    Unless you have something other than Nvidia? Yeah, sounds good to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Unless you have something other than Nvidia? Yeah, sounds good to me.
    Well yeah... there is that
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    If Fedora works for you, it may be easier to get your server working. Are you getting a particular error message?
    i used tutorial from internet (i'm not allowed to post links) to install LAMP once and it worked on fedora 17, then after reinstalling same version of fedora i can't get it work, terminal first send me errors that commands for start, restart and stop server don't exist, then after i solve it i get apache error, after solve that get another error and so on and so on countless times...

    btw happy new year to all of you!

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