"I'm testing 64 Studio 3.0 beta2 on my HP G60 notebook. The
machine's CPU is an AMD Turion X2 clocking at ~2 GHz; the internal
hard disk is a 250G SATA drive; graphics are handled by an nVidia
GeForce 8200M; sound is managed by the ubiquitous Intel HDA audio
"64 Studio is designed for 64-bit processors, but a legacy
version is available for i386 CPUs. I have been unsuccessful in
attempts to install some other 64-bit distributions on this
machine, so I tried the i386 version first. I aborted the
installation when the installer told me that no installable CPU
could be found for my system. Later I discovered the workaround for
this message, but I opted to try the 64-bit installation. To my
happy surprise, the system installed without a problem. I rebooted
the box and soon saw the familiar login screen for 64 Studio.
Unfortunately, it was displayed at a 640x480 video resolution,
courtesy of the default VESA graphics driver. Apparently, the
kernel nv driver doesn't like the 8200M, so I was either stuck with
VESA or I could install the nVidia binary driver.
"I used the excellent Synaptic utility to install the 2.6.29
source package, then I copied the existing kernel configuration (in
/boot) to the source directory at /usr/src/2.6.29. The nVidia
installer needs to find a configured source tree, so I ran sudo
make oldconfig and then installed the nVidia driver. I removed
/etc/X11/xorg.conf, ran nvidia-xconfig to make a new video
configuration, rebooted, and soon saw the familiar nVidia splash
screen, followed by the 64 Studio login. Figure 1 shows off the new
rez and 64 Studio's new look."
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