NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS - Blank screen or no GUI - trying to migrate from Ubuntu
Hi there, Its my first post and I apologise for starting a new topic. I have tried several of the things in other posts and no luck so far...... After a completely fresh install it(the thing that won't start xwindows or whatever) tells me that I have a "fatal error - no device" and throws me into the command line thingy. I installed the nvidia glx drivers from the dvd (and changing the xorg.conf file to "nvidia" under the "Device" heading ) and I have tried changing the "Device" in xorg.conf to "vesa" too as that is supposed to work in a pinch. I seem to get a slightly different type of blank screen with these two drivers. I realise this is not a very accurate description of the problem. I have no idea how to save the error messages or get a copy of xorg.conf to show you the details. Perhaps a good place to start would be to tell me how to do this (it would require either mounting an nts volume or a usb disk i imagine - something i don't know how to do either) Usually I would just go back to what I was using previously but a custom built audio distribution really appeals to me as does, oddly enough, learning how to fix the issue. Its interesting though that there was a GUI (albeit basic) when I installed the OS (the recent 64 studio one 2.1 - AMD64) Its a dell vostro if that helps ! Thanks for any help.