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I've never used a text based installer. Can you show me how/link me to a page that'll walk me through it? Doesn't matter which distro. I won't be around Ruby this weekend so i wont get to try anything till later on, probably next week, so stay subscribed if you still want to help me get to the bottom of this!

A text based installer isn't anything difficult like the command line. It is just an installer that you navigate with the keyboard, especially the arrow keys, space key, enter key, and tab key. They are as easy as navigating your BIOS.

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Actually Ubuntu offers alternative text based installers so you can try those. I think every major distribution does. Also a last resort would be Wubi... although I think it would fail like the rest.
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you probably need a PS2 keyboard .... i always have one stashed somewhere for "in a bunker" like situations such as this one. Or you could open a support ticket with evga. I'm pretty sure there are many ways to flash a bios (even from a running OS), but do so at your own risk

If your bios is seriously old, it's not helping you in terms of hardware compatibility. I'd want to get that taken care of first to rule that out, very good chance these issues will disappear. For example, when i bought this board here, suspend to ram never worked in linux. 3 bios updates later, and it started to work fine. Microsoft adds crap work around code to be more tolerant of out-of-spec hardware, linux just says "hey this is out of spec, screw it. fix it and come back."
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So i got Ubuntu Installed with the text install!

I'm just as convinced as you guys that it's a GPU isssue. When i first installed Ubuntu and got to the login screen, only my cursor moved. i couldnt click on anything or type anyhting. Second boot, i got a cursor for my mouse and for my keyboard, but the login screen was as laggy as trying to run crysis on a netbook.

I booted into recovery mode and reset the graphics profile (whatever the first choice is, i forgot) and then i successfully got in! I installed the official nvidia drivers via the "additional drivers" application (sorry if i'm using the wrong terminology).

I installed the nvidia driver and the post-release driver, but only one screen works. not only that but when i take a look at what Ubuntu thinks my GPU is, it says i don't have any. I'm going to have to call EVGA when i get the time. and get my mobo updated, then reinstall either Ubuntu or Mint.

As a side note, i liked the txt install. I felt like a badass when using it tongue.gif
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So i got Ubuntu Installed with the text install!
I'm just as convinced as you guys that it's a GPU isssue. When i first installed Ubuntu and got to the login screen, only my cursor moved. i couldnt click on anything or type anyhting. Second boot, i got a cursor for my mouse and for my keyboard, but the login screen was as laggy as trying to run crysis on a netbook.
I booted into recovery mode and reset the graphics profile (whatever the first choice is, i forgot) and then i successfully got in! I installed the official nvidia drivers via the "additional drivers" application (sorry if i'm using the wrong terminology).
I installed the nvidia driver and the post-release driver, but only one screen works. not only that but when i take a look at what Ubuntu thinks my GPU is, it says i don't have any. I'm going to have to call EVGA when i get the time. and get my mobo updated, then reinstall either Ubuntu or Mint.
As a side note, i liked the txt install. I felt like a badass when using it tongue.gif

Really? Only one screen works? Did you open the Nvidia control panel and add the new display as a TwinView display?
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That's just it. Ubuntu Doesn't think I'm using a GPU, but i was allowed to install eh drivers. when i get eh chance ill post a screenshot of what I mean.

Unrelated question: How do I take and post a screenshot in Ubuntu?

EDIT: Nevermind, I got it. It was super easy!

This is what shows up in the "Details" panel for Ubuntu

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Note that i do have the Nvidia drivers installed:

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So i'm really confused.
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post #36 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by boateye View Post

That's just it. Ubuntu Doesn't think I'm using a GPU, but i was allowed to install eh drivers. when i get eh chance ill post a screenshot of what I mean.
Unrelated question: How do I take and post a screenshot in Ubuntu?
EDIT: Nevermind, I got it. It was super easy!
This is what shows up in the "Details" panel for Ubuntu
338
Note that i do have the Nvidia drivers installed:
338
So i'm really confused.

Okay, have you opened the Nvidia Control Panel and saw what that said? That utility you opened in Ubuntu is probably useless because you are not using open source drivers any more, so it can't recognize the drivers or the card. Just type nvidia or something in the application search and see if it comes up.

I think it is fine the way it is.
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Ah ok, i found the X server panel. This version's interface is much different than 10.04.

New issue: When i try to enable Separate X Screen, save the config file and restart, upon restart, my second screen will look perfectly ok on the login screen, but when i actually login, both screen go white for about 2 seconds then only my primary display shows the desktop, while the right screen remains white. i can still move my cursor over there but if i try to, say move a file on my desktop over there, the file will loop back to the lef side of the left screen while my cursor still moves around on the right screen as if it's holding the file still.

Also, i lost all of the pretty fade-ins, shadows and transparencies since i tried enabling my second screen.

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Note the odd graphical glitches in the top left next to the launcher
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Are you using TwinView, Seperate X server, Xinerama? And did you configure left/right to be proper of each other?
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Are you using TwinView, Seperate X server, Xinerama? And did you configure left/right to be proper of each other?

Tried all of those permutations. if i got both screens to show something i would get "Ubuntu 12.04 has encountered an error" and/or i would get a message saying "The resolution 4098x1152 is out of range" or something. I'm almost convinced it's my mobo's interaction with my GPUs. Probably doesn't help that have two
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If you go to the 'Nvidia X Server Settings' what drivers do you have and if you look at OpenGL/GLX Information does it show direct rendering as yes?

You may need a newer driver. That 'Additional Drivers' usually installs really old drivers, mine defaulted to driver version 173. I am currently running 280.13, the latest is 295+

*Edit
SLI in Linux is apparently not very well implemented and may cause a lot of instability and general lack of performance.
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