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i smell user error.

I smell awful drivers.
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i smell user error.

I smell awful drivers.

I smell a little of both.
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I smell a little of both.

I spent days trying to resolve the problem, eventually I just gave up as I just couldn't get drivers to work properly. I really wanted to experiment running Mint on my laptop as OS rather than Windows. Total failure and I'm back on Windows. When I have the time I'll get a super cheap nVidia card and attempt passthrough on my desktop.
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You're computering wrong!

"But it's a stupid OS since it doesn't just work" -Every Windows/Linux/BSD/Unix/OSX fan boy. People like to generalize because it keeps their brains from doing work (THIS STATEMENT IS NOT DIRECTED AT YOU).

Seriously amazed that an idiot like myself can get Linux working on just about everything and have a great general user experience for my family yet tech savvy people on here claim it's sooo difficult. It isn't the OS's fault if your hardware isn't supported. It's the damn hardware maker's fault. How do people not know that? Hell, I learned that when I had to suffer the first fourth months on Vista with a computer that the OEM only provided XP drivers for even though they sold it with Vista only.

@Liranan post the issue in the Linux section here and I'm sure that even if the other guys couldn't get it fixed for you they could certainly get you the information for you to figure it out or understand the cause.
     
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You're computering wrong!

"But it's a stupid OS since it doesn't just work" -Every Windows/Linux/BSD/Unix/OSX fan boy. People like to generalize because it keeps their brains from doing work (THIS STATEMENT IS NOT DIRECTED AT YOU).

Seriously amazed that an idiot like myself can get Linux working on just about everything and have a great general user experience for my family yet tech savvy people on here claim it's sooo difficult. It isn't the OS's fault if your hardware isn't supported. It's the damn hardware maker's fault. How do people not know that? Hell, I learned that when I had to suffer the first fourth months on Vista with a computer that the OEM only provided XP drivers four even though they sold it with Vista only.

@Liranan post the issue in the Linux section here and I'm sure that even if the other guys couldn't get it fixed for you they could certainly get you the information for you to figure it out or understand the cause.

That's entirely too hard you see..

Along with cd /home/user/download

chown 755 nvidia drver

ctl/alt/f1

service mdm stop

cd /home/user/Download/nvidia driver

./nvidia driver.sh

And that'd be the manual way , the hardest way to go about installing it, he OFC could just add the nvidia ppa and apt-get install..
 
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I think we all understand that the hardware issues are the hardware manufacturers fault and not the OS. This whole discussion is about hardware manufacturers poor drivers for a particular OS, not about the OS. The insignificance of the OS in the consumer market could be argued to be part of the poor driver problem though.
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I spent days trying to resolve the problem, eventually I just gave up as I just couldn't get drivers to work properly. I really wanted to experiment running Mint on my laptop as OS rather than Windows. Total failure and I'm back on Windows. When I have the time I'll get a super cheap nVidia card and attempt passthrough on my desktop.

I got AMD drivers to work on accident.

Try adding this to your GRUB file
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"
GRUB_GFXMODE=<native monitor res>

Where /native monitor res> is a resolution, aka 1920x1080.

There is a problem with Nvidia drivers where fancy GRUB splash screens won't display on boot and cause X not to load correctly. I suspect the problem exists for AMD too but I can't be sure.

Your grub file can be found in /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu or similar OS.
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I got AMD drivers to work on accident.

Try adding this to your GRUB file
Code:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset"
GRUB_GFXMODE=<native monitor res>

Where /native monitor res> is a resolution, aka 1920x1080.

There is a problem with Nvidia drivers where fancy GRUB splash screens won't display on boot and cause X not to load correctly. I suspect the problem exists for AMD too but I can't be sure.

Your grub file can be found in /etc/default/grub in Ubuntu or similar OS.
I think i will find this useful, but not really sure. Tried with Xrandr, -s 1280x1024x60 (native res) aand i was getting prompted for non-existing mode. Tried adding it, not legal choice blah blah. Thats only on the drivers from the AMD site. No problems with built in. What i forgot to do before was changing the DVI ports to see if the black screen of death will go away.
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I like Elementary, a linux distro, because it is easier and more pleasant to use than Mac OSX or Windows. You like windows because its plays games. There is a way we both can get what we want.

lol...nothing is simpler than MAC OSX or Windows. How can it get anymore simple???? My 3 year old cousin plays games on a Windows computer.
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lol...nothing is simpler than MAC OSX or Windows. How can it get anymore simple???? My 3 year old cousin plays games on a Windows computer.
MacOS ain't much different from other Linux distros... well because it is Linux as well. It only has more repositories built in and it comes in with as it is already customized. Its not like you can't do the same on any other Linux. And drivers are pre-installed.
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