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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
I would say SuSE 10.1
lol, the post about Novell throw me off.


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I hope that was a typo
Yeah I do that often when I'm trying to type fast.

I like Gnome, you can install both, along with blackbox, Openbox, FVWM,...
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post #12 of 25
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and which do you suggest kde or gnome for the desktop
Both. Install both and switch between them. You can find out which you prefer. I prefer Gnome, but others like KDE and SOME like Xfce, Fluxbox or NON at all (zomg!)
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post #13 of 25
Not that bad, As you use it and use it and get used to it you will wonder how you liked windows
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Not that bad, As you use it and use it and get used to it you will wonder how you liked windows
Well it's not really a Windows vs Linux contest for me as it is Price vs LOLFREE. I use XP on my main machine, but like screw paying for an OS for my file server + the old ass laptop I have.
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post #15 of 25
During the install when you get to this point:

click on the expert tab at the top and then click on software on the side. Then you'll be able to select both Gnome and KDE to be installed. A little easier than doing it later.
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post #16 of 25
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cool thanks alot guys
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ok first question , i installed and everything seems to be going good , finished the install and everyhting boots up till i get to the window that has like 5 selections to boot from so i choose the first one which is the main load i think and everything looks good and it fires up but then the monitor says input not supported and stays blank,

now if i boot into the safe mode or text version it lets me get into the command promp or whatever and i can change the video adapter there and everything shows up fine but when i reboot it does the same thing again

i can get into the yast controller or whatever it is that shows you all the info and everything , anyways any suggestions
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post #18 of 25
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well i got er up and running and everything seems cool so far, very nice interface, i dont know whats up but i hae to boot in via the xen option to get it to display other wise it says input not supported on my monitor after i get to the load part and im still having problems trying to load the invidia drivers but oh well ill work on it later

now i need to get some cpu monitoring software and stuff so i can see how high i can this fx55 and start folding
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post #19 of 25
For nvidia drivers:
Write these steps down!

get the driver here.
save it in your home folder. then press Ctrl+Alt+F1, this is were writing the steps down will help you.

now you should see a login prompt, so login as root.
then type in the following commands.
Code:
init 3
cd /home/*username  (now you should be in the folder that the driver was saved in)
chmod +x NVIDIA .....(just press tab to complete it)
./NVIDIA......(tab again)
then the install process will begin, just say yes to every thing.
Then you can either reboot: shutdown -r now
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start X back up(this will be you log back in): init 5
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thanks
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