F9 installation problems
I bought the August '08 issue of Linux Format with an F 9
I have also bought a new machine (made to order by an internet based
vendor, and no op.sys. installed)
The installation procedure seemed to go OK, except for one thing: I was
not asked to create a user account.
When rebooting after the "Congratulations" screen, the PC stopped.
("Enabling /etc/fstab swaps" was the last [OK] message before it halted.)
My 22" CHIMEI CMV223D LCD screen went black and the message "out of
range" appeared, according to the vendor this means that it has got a
signal which it is unable to process.
The display driver is NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT.
From the Linux Format forum I got the tip to boot at runlevel 3, which
I did, and then I reached the login prompt. Since the installation
procedure did not ask me to specify a user name (blank was not
recognized) I logged on to root. which went OK. Now things seemed
normal in character mode.
I typed "setup" and got a setup which included X.
I tried to configure, but the display driver models did not include
CHIMEI or CMV223D anywhere, so then I thought I would have to try at
I did, and that went wrong. Now it does not find X11 at all.
(Lesson: Do not run experiments at random)
I guess I can take care of this by reinstalling F 9, if everything else
I also have Fedora 5 (currently in production on the old PC)
and Fedora 7 which I have had for some time without using it. Any
attempt to install these resulted in some BIOS error.
I have not yet heard from the vendor on these issues yet, I quess this
was a bit outside their usual support stuff.
Does anyone know why I am not asked to create a user account?
Do I have to download and install the NVIDIA driver for this card, or
should it be present on the DVD?
Has anyone heard of the brand of screen that I have,
do I have to get a driver for it and install that?
Does anyone have a better idea as to choice of a F 9 DVD to install?
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