Re: Urgent! -- New Debian 3.1R2 install -- Nvidia card not recognized: fuzzy desktop, 640X480 resolution
Benjamin Sher wrote:
The NewbieDOC wiki may help. Section 5 of the "Installing Debian on a
small partition" article explains how to install X and desktop(s):
Decided to give the latest stable version of Debian 3.1Rc2 a chance so
I downloaded the first two CD's and burned them in Nero. Everything
went flawlessly. Literally. I was delighted. That is, until I booted
up to the new Debian and was I in for a shock. The install urged me
not to configure my Nvidia GeForce 2 card automatically so I didn't.
But what I saw when I got to the desktop was nothing but a fuzzy, 640
X 480 screen, probably with 4 to 16 colors. Have no idea. The console
was OK but very large. I was also able to use apt-get and Synaptic. In
Synaptic I searched in vain for my video card. During install I
selected VGA as a generic card. I cound't even configure my Mozilla
Thunderbird so I am writing from my wife's Windows computer. Finally,
I was taken into Gnome. I thought Debian had a KDE desktop by default.
My top priority is to get my video in order. Could one of you Debian
experts please come to the rescue. I am at a complete loss.
Thank you so very much.
If your NVidia card is not automatically detected at this step:
Attempt to autodetect video hardware?
manually choose the 'nv' driver.
Hope this helps,