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redd44

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on: November 18, 2013, 09:45:01 PM
Ok,

starts to load. Then stops and brings me to terminal. Where it asks me to login. So I login user and password. Then I just have the command line User@user-System-Product-Name:~$. So I have no idea where to go from here. Card is GF 8400GS 512MB DDR2 TV DVI PCI-E

Thanks in advance.



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Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 10:40:17 PM
Hi,

Install nvidia drivers then reboot.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 01:47:59 AM
Nope, no change.  :-\



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Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 02:44:53 AM


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 03:47:30 AM
I checked MD5 and it was ok. I have downloaded 32 and 64 Bit. I burnt an image on a DVD. I works and a VM on another pc. And it works ok. I am going to double check my 64 bit version to make sure it is ok and not corrupted.

Thanks.



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Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 07:44:26 AM
Try:

sudo apt-get --purge remove nvidia-current
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install nvidia-current

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redd44

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Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 04:01:52 AM
Dam it...no change. Before I installed I used the on-board graphics. But after install my screen is black. So I slapped in a card to see if that made a difference. Kinda, loads (logo of backbox) freezes. Then goes to the guess its the terminal screen and asks me to login. Which brings me to where we are now. Give you the specs:

MOBO Asus M2N-MX SE
CPU AMD Athon 64 X2 Dual core
2.1 MHz
RAM 2GB
Card: GF 8400GS 512MB DDR2 TV DVI PCI-E

Again thanks for your help and patience.



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Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 01:25:20 AM
Live cd works without video card installed. If I put the card black screen. After install without the card installed monitor does not light up. So I have to install the card and then at least I get the terminal screen to login. And thats where I did what you asked and no changes. Really don't get it.  ???



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Reply #8 on: November 25, 2013, 02:35:29 AM
Here is an error that I got will doing sudo apt-get update.

Failed to fetch http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release.gpg Something wicked happend resolving 'ca.archive.ubuntu.com:http'  (-5 - No address associated with host name)   

Failed to fetch http://repo.xplico.org/dists/precise/Release.gpg Something wicked happend resolving 'repo.xplico.org:http' (-5 No address associated with hostname)

Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.



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Reply #9 on: November 25, 2013, 06:48:22 PM
Hi redd44,

This is real Linux basic.

1. You are not connected to internet
2. Some repository are down, replace them or wait when they come online

Good luck.


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #10 on: November 28, 2013, 11:07:38 PM
I am going to re download it again and see if it does anything. I tried again using the live disc and it does not work anymore. So I had Kubuntu laying around (latest version 13.10) Trying it without the card, using on board video. And it works. But did not install it and see if it has the same symptoms as BackBox. Let you know.



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Reply #11 on: November 29, 2013, 07:36:36 PM
you have no configuration of your video card of course, it has detected the name/brand but the drivers are not correct.....
As i suggested to may other people who had the same problem, put VESA as a driver in your xorg.conf and you will have your gui able start with generic linux drivers. Then later you can take a look to your proper drivers.
do you guys find this that difficult to do?
it is very basic and i don't really understand what is the problem in knowing such thing....
it is also obvious and known to everybody (all linux user's I'd say) that the live distro are starting with vesa driver, that is why you can have the DM starting with live cd without issues.
come on and do your homework...



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Reply #12 on: November 29, 2013, 10:43:59 PM
ok stupid question. How do you config? Its the first distro of linux that I have to config this. As a noob I wish to know how to to it. Since it is not done by default.

Thank's in advance.



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Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 01:31:19 AM


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #14 on: November 30, 2013, 03:07:35 AM
Thanks. I will give it a read. :)