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Mad Penguin: VectorLinux 4 Against All Odds

Oct 28, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Booting VectorLinux for the first time brings you to a command line prompting you to log in to the system. I logged into the system as root and immediately changed the root password (this is blank by default for a new system). Then I ran the adduser script to create a normal user account for myself.

"The next step for me was to download and compile the latest nVIDIA drivers. Many of you may recall my review of VectorLinux 3.2 where it was next to impossible to install nVIDIA's drivers onto the system without pulling most of your hair out. I subsequently posted a HOWTO for those who followed in my footsteps. Well folks, the nVIDIA drivers installed this time like a dream. The Vector developers have got this little bug squashed. Thanks! Within two minutes, I had the drivers installed and edited my XF86Config-4 file. I changed the driver reference from nv to nvidia and then removed all references to DRI. It was time to get into the GUI..."

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