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Hi TSF

I'm a complete newb at linux, so I'm hoping someone can help me out here :laugh:

I installed Fedora 9 on my computer yesterday, and it works at the terminal level, but as soon as I try to get in to the GUI (by either typing startx or init 5) it... goes all weird. Unfortunately that's as well as I can explain it, so I took a couple of pictures of what exactly happens to my screen when I try to get to the GUI:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1912/image007ku2.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5939/image008dd0.jpg

How do I go about sorting this out? If it matters, my video card is an Nvidia Geforce 6800GS.

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Ok, when you start your fedora box, what i want you to type is:
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system-config-display
. Then see what happens. That should bring up the configuration for your monitor, if it doesn't then post up here what you get.

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I am running the same Fedora 9 and GeForce 8500 GT. I had a lot of trouble in the being too. Try your startx as root. It will complain about running as root. Keep going. It needed to fix something as root to make it go. Also you might try deleting all the files in /tmp. The two file as .X11-unix and .X0-lock. They sometimes keep previous logins cookies. X11 restarting will recreate them.

<FLAME ON> I think this is an Nvidia problem. Their drivers suck. I believe Microsoft is in the process of sueing them because 30% of the Vista BSODs were attributed to crappy Nvidia drivers. I was watching a movie about a week ago and I hit a key combination that trashed the video driver. I could stop mplayer, but I couldn't get my screen resolution back. I did a CNTL-ALT-Backspace and restarted X11. That didn't help. I had to restart my computer to fix some strange hardware state that the video card put itself into. Nvidia was stable under Core 8, but under Core 9 it is a little shaky.<FLAME OFF>
 

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Ok, when you start your fedora box, what i want you to type is:
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system-config-display
. Then see what happens. That should bring up the configuration for your monitor, if it doesn't then post up here what you get.

Cheers!
When I execute that command I get the same result as trying to start the GUI. A screen of just vertical green lines. :sigh:
 
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