Hi to everyone! I'm Sergi, Linux newbie from Mexico, I decided to give a try to Vector Linux! i just installed VL soho 5.9 and I have one issue, well, many actually, but in order to be concise here's one i'd love to solve (along with the short version):
- Installed, during screen configuration I chose 1024x768 and the open nvidia driver (I have nvidia Geforce fx5200), then after reboot when the gui starts all i see is my monitor flashing, since i've done a number of installs and reinstalls (explained in the long version)what I'd love to know is if there's a way to configure the xorg.conf without entering graphic mode, help!
My PC: AMD athlon xp 2000, 512 ram, asus motherboard, nvidia geforce fx5200 and two HD, 1st one with win xp and 2nd one for my linux experiments
I started my linux ride with ubuntu 6.10 (i installed it on 2007 but got that version from an old imported spanish mag) and it was cool, but after sucessive updates my old pc started to feel every time slower, until in one of 08 versions it froze a la win98, tried clean install and problems wtih my graphic card started to never being resolved, that + continued freezes made me change my views to other linux flavors, yesterday i tried VL 6. When i tried first install after gui told me to choose resolution none worked (my screen flashed thus making further installation attempts impossible) ,so I tried text, chose 800 x 600 and open nv driver, install was succesful but i couldn't see the edges of windows (like firefox), so i reinstalled twice to check the nvidia drivers and different resolutions, being installing soho edition my last choice, i thought the open drivers wouldn't give no prob since they worked on 800x600 but big dissapointment, they didn't, I had problems setting internet but I'll get to that problem when i solve this one, big thanks to all!