<br><br>EGVA <font size="-1">123-K8-NF47-AX MB, Opteron 165, 2 GB DDR, EGVA 6800 GS PCI-E</font><br><br>Good news Bad news. <br><br>Good news...the vesa option at the ncurses setup screen works where is didn't in 1.3 and I had to use it, otherwise it would just scramble the screen.
<br>also, 8 minutes and 45 seconds from first post to install to a desktop...ooops<br><br>Bad news...no desktop. Actually I had a desktop but couldn't see it...it scrambled the graphics. Multiple vertical lines of nonsensical color. This has been an ongoing problem with the nv driver and X (and I even tried and Xorg -configure to see if it made any differences and it didn't) with later nVidia cards. 6600, 6800, 7600, 7800. I've answered the work around to this several times in the forums as to edit your XF86Config file and simply replace the nv driver with the vesa driver.
<br><br>I don't know if Xorg 7.2 will work any better with these later model cards. I assume that seeing it will be ported in the next week we will be looking at a 1.4 beta build that will be using it soon. I'll test it then.
<br><br>However, if that isn't in the cards or the newer Xorg doesn't work any better I would suggest that you change it so that anyone that chooses vesa at the ncurses setup screen carries that option into the install. The last thing a first timer wants to see is one of those 'oh shit' moments when they just wiped out a working install of something else, only to be greeted with no desktop. One of the biggest disappointments one could have and not good for word of mouth or reviews.
<br><br>A little some thing else. I don't recall seeing a choice to use the boot loader in the simple mode. This is the first time I've ever used the simple mode. I KVMd over to my other computer and set my router to DHCP as I was installing and everything installed fine and I was able to surf right away. However, it did wipe out GAG. I might have missed the checkbox to use (or not) the BSD boot loader but I don't recall seeing it as an option in the simple mode.
<br><br>So far so good...onward and upward.<br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Drache - is still walking above ground and traveling between eternities -