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    Junior Member Mikerad's Avatar
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    Debian Linux woes

    I just downloaded Debian (sarge) and I'm having a heck of a time getting my vid card and onboard NICs installed.

    I've tried using forcedeth to run the NIC, but I'm a total n00b at Linux. I'm at a loss about how to proceed, so if you have any help, I'm all ears, but I'll need some really basic instructions to begin with b/c the learning curve with this sure is steep...
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    Debian has always been a btich for my video drivers, I switched over to SuSe, much easier to learn on.

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    I never had any trouble getting video setup on Debian. What kind of vid card do you have?

    Try this if have AGP card or onboard video:

    1. open bash and type: modconf to initiate driver modules selection/install. Scroll to 4th item in module types list and install AGP support.
    2. exit modconfig.
    3. type: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
    4. follow the prompts and selet the video manufacturer from the list when get to it.

    Other option is to locate linux drivers from your card manufacturer and then complile them & install.
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

    LRH

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    Try Xandros 3.0 I really been liking this as a desktop

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    I'm typing this on SuSe 9.3 64bit... thanks for the recommend, YoS, I'm really liking this version. Yast is great!
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum
    2x512 Corsair TwinX pc3200 in Dual Channel
    Chaintech GeForce 6600gt
    NEC ND3520 Dual-layer Burner
    2x80GB Seagate SATA HDD
    AeroCool JetMaster Case (black)
    Athena Power 500w PSU

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    no. no, No. NO, NO... NO! stevebakh's Avatar
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    If you have a decent setup, make sure you use it to it's full potential, learn to configure and recompile your kernel, download and install the latest version of ATIs or nVidias official drivers and if you have a newer decent soundcard that can handle hardware mixing (like a creative audigy or soundblaster live for example), kill off any sound server, most likely artsd if you're using the KDE Desktop Environment. Recursive acronyms rawk. So yeah, I would scan through all of your kde control panel options and the like and look for a way of disabling the arts daemon from starting at kde boot.

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    I would scan through all of your kde control panel options and the like and look for a way of disabling the arts daemon from starting at kde boot.
    probably in inet.d
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

    LRH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikerad
    I'm typing this on SuSe 9.3 64bit... thanks for the recommend, YoS, I'm really liking this version. Yast is great!


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