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shaam
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:05 pm    Post subject: graphics card Reply with quote

with the release versions of 50k,my graphics card is not found,the beta versions found it ok,but the release versions find a onboard chip which is disabled,is there any way to install other than re-enabling the onboard chip and adding the card afterwards.
i did try installing in text mode,but could not log in,i just got a load of errors about things missing.
thanks andy

Caraibes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

-what is your graphic card ?
Caraibes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no experience with Nvidia, but I use an ATI... I never bother with the proprietary drivers, and just use the ones that come with the install...

See : System -> Administration -> Display -> Hardware

shaam
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks caraibes,i also just use the nv drivers now,i had to learn the hard way and do a re-install as it booted once,crashed and would not boot again.
andy

EarthBoundMisfit
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a similar problem.
I am a new Blag user.....with a bit of a Linux background. I've used Xandros 3.0 for the last two and a half years, so i am a bit familiar with using some of the package managers (apt-get and synaptic)
I bought a NVidia 5500 PCI card, and I was trying to install newer drivers.
I went thru all of the trouble of getting all of the 2.6.18-1 drivers that I needed....but BLAG kept telling me that 'init 3' was an invalid command for shutting down X windows....
I solved this little problem by using nano to edit my xorg.conf to driver="" instead of driver="nv"
Then I rebooted the computer.
Of course since X couldnt start...I could log in and run my downloaded NVidia update drivers....
Afterwards you type startx as again 'init 5' wasnt recognized by my BLAG system, and voila I was back in business with a graphics screen.
I STILL had to do a reboot however, as I dont care much for the GNOME display manager....I'm still a KDE fan.
I guess my next project ill be getting Beryl manager to work correctly 8-)
Glenn Condrey


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jebba
PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
/sbin/init

EarthBoundMisfit
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHHHHHH
Well, now I learned some thing lol 8-)
I had a graphics failure of sorts...X wouldnt start.
I merely plopped plopped in my BLAG cd, typed blagblagblag AND
Totally erased my Windows NTFS partition.
SIGH lol
Never assume tou're too much of an expert at anything is the lesson here kiddies 8-)
Glenn Condrey


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diverspiky
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:31 am    Post subject: Nvidia or ATI Graphic Cards? Reply with quote

Hi, For what I read and understand, both Nvidia and ATI are the most recent updated when it comes to graphic cards. Nvidia goes for superb optimization over a trial and error method used by application program. It can do much more. ATi's cards look great on paper, but in practice they fall short of their specs. But, since we are using Nvidia, I can recommend it to be a good graphic card.
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