[Mageia-discuss] Install

Gary Montalbine gmontalbine at cox.net
Sat Jan 28 23:08:45 CET 2012

On 01/24/2012 01:24 PM, Florian Hubold wrote:
> Am 24.01.2012 16:41, schrieb Gary Montalbine:

>>> What was the particular install problem you encountered?
>> My purchase order has Galaxy GT430R. The driver is from nvidia and listed as
>> Geforce 400 series.
>> The kde desktop had no icons, incomplete toolbar at the bottom. Apparently
>> the approbriate files in my /home were not used. I also had this problem in
>> ML2010.2 and found and installed the nvidia driver. Problem corrected. I ran
>> the nvidia driver in init 3 and then went to kde and everything was restored
>> and looks good. I had also renamed .kde so I had a fresh kde file.  Maybe
>> this particular card is not supported.
>> The only reason I mentioned this was because I thought a couple of other
>> people had remarked about galaxy cards.
>> Gary
> Particular model of the card should not matter. What matters is that you renamed
> your ~/.kde4/. I've not heard yet of any problem with galaxy cards, or any of
> the nvidia cards which use the 270series drivers (nvidia-current), which covers
> basically
> anything from Geforce 6100 up to Geforce GT590X.

I installed the updated kernel-server today. I was unable to get into 
kde. The reboot took me to init 3. I tried startx and got errors. I had 
to remove the kernel. This might be a good time to see if my graphics 
card is supported. If I reinstall the kernel-server it will take me to 
init 3. Can I use XFdrake at this point to install the proper nvidia 
drivers? And then startx to go into kde?

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