- How about running a LiveCD to read xorg.conf and other files and post them here?
- If you need the output of lspci/lsmod etc, that can be done in text mode like this:
lsmod > lsmod-output.txt
This will create a text file that can be read or uploaded.
- Is there a setting in BIOS to choose which video card to use (or disable on-board)?
- Also, as hanumizzle suggested, editing xorg.conf to use vesa, should get you a working X. In this case, the driver specified is probably "nvidia", not "nv". In detail:
Scroll down to find
with something like this:
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce 6800"
Change the "nvidia" to "vesa"
Hit F2 to save, then F10 to exit, and run startx
-- To share some of my experiences: I did a lot of experimenting with ATI/nV cards, switching between them and drivers, and running into similar problems. Looks like there is a way to bork the system by doing this. On several occasions I found that a re-install solved my problems. I know that's kind of drastic, but for me that was the easy way out, as I don't have that deep knowledge needed to fix everything with those magic commands and switches that real geeks know. If you don't have an install disk and can't download and burn one, searching the net and asking questions is a good approach. We all learn from these exchanges.