The pain... the horrible pain....

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The pain... the horrible pain....

Postby NiksaVel on Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:47 pm

I felt a need to share this with you guys :) I just finished my seventh or so installation of mint... went to install it to my parents computer..... I was pretty confident in myself but here... it took me approx TEN (10) hours to configure it... ARGHHH!!


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Couldn't install nvidia driver for the life of me... I tried every combination of envy, than automatix2 and finaly various howtos... in the end I went with the driver from http://www.nvidia.com. Didn't work either. Said I needed legacy drivers... than I went with their legacy drivers, and it was the first time I managed to get into X with nvidia driver.... of course... glx didn't work... naturally. Than I proceeded to do an envy manual install of legacy driver and NOW it finally worked... all the while I had some sort of kernel error with compilation :? :? :? :shock: :shock: :x :x :x this is the only way that I finally got the damn geforce 2 mx 400 to work... it took me approx. 7 hours


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printer... canon... gwah! After testing and trying and surfing, I finally found a .. !!! Ubuntu - CHECH howto for the installation of pixma ip1500 that I needed... I don't speak chech, but I was so desparate that I found a way to understand it and it finally worked.


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USB speakers... these only took me hald an hour ot figure out I have to set them as default sound card in mintConfig, and than some more to repeat the process for each one of the 6 users defined on the comp...


there... a day well used :?
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The pain... the horrible pain....

Postby nick on Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:55 pm

Hi
But you got it installed :), congratulations

Could have been a lot worse, you could have been installing Gentoo :)

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Postby sanguinemoon on Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:56 pm

Did you try just installing it from the normal repositories?
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Postby NiksaVel on Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:54 am

yes :) there was always some problem with compiling nvidia kernel... it only worked when I used the legacy driver/script from http://www.nvidia.com
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Postby bef on Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:24 am

Although you had to work hard to get things right, your parents will reap the minty rewards :)
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Postby cool_gamer8119 on Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:26 am

mint was not hard to configure for me (untill the idea of BERYL shot through my head) but nvidia has always been the downfall of my computer, windows or mint
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