I'm trying to install Ubuntu 6.1. When I boot from the installer CD the system completely locks up sometime between the tan background first coming up (before the x splash screen) and a few seconds after the desktop is displayed. Using the text based installer worked fine, but the fresh installation has the exact same problem. I'm guessing it's a video driver issue (I have an nvidia 6600gt). After asking on IRC, I installed a command prompt system and attempted to install the nvidia drivers at the command prompt using 'sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r`' which worked fine, but when I tried to run 'sudo nvidia-glx-config enable' I got file not found. I also tried booting Ubuntu
6.06 and kubuntu 6.1 with the same result, but SimplyMEPIS runs fine so I tend to doubt it is a hardware issue. <br><br>So I have a few different questions:<br>1) Is there a way to force the installation of the nVidia driver at install time in the text installer?
<br>2) If not, can someone give me better info on how to install the nvidia drivers from the command prompt? <br>3) If #2, once the drivers are installed, how do I upgrade to the regular install from the command prompt only?
<br><br>I should add that I'm also having trouble getting my networking working (the text installer at least seems to have problems with wireless networking), so solutions like envy won't really help me. Other then that, any suggestions you might have are appreciated. I'm reasonably Linux savvy, but a year or two out of practice.
<br><br>Thanks for your help!<br>Mike<br>