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This is my first Linux install and I appear to be stuck at the first hurdle after finally having enough of windows and wanting to give something new a try so I know absolutely nothing about the in and out of it, I inserted the disc I made with Mandriva I and it gave me the choice of install or launch so I chose install it went to a blue screen saying Mandriva and then brings up a dos style screen saying;

I8042: pnp: no ps/2 controller found, probing ports directly

Serio: i8042 kbd port at 0x60, 0x64 Irq 1

Serio: i8042 aux port at 0x60, 0x64 Irq 12

Mousedev: ps/2 mouse device common for all mice

Rtc_cmos 00:04: Rtc can wake from s4

Rtc_cmos 00:04: Rtc core: registered Rtc_cmos as rct0

Rct0: alarms up to one month, y3k, 114 bytes nvram, hpet irqs

Cpuidle: using governor ladder

Cpuidle: using governor menu

Tcp cubic registered

Registering the DNs_ resolver key type

Registered taskstats version 1

Magic number : 8:671:609

Rtc_cmos 00:04 setting system clock to 2012-08-13 01:36:06 UTC(1344821766)

Bios edd facility v0.16 2004-jun-25, 2 devices found

Freeing unused kernel memory: 752k freed

<30>dracut: dracut-010-6

<30>dracut: rd.luks=0: removing cryptoluks activation

<30>dracut: root was live:/dev/disk/by-label/mandriva.2011.x86_64.1, liveroot is now live:CDlabel=Mandriva.2011.x86_64.1

Device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3

Device-mapper: ioctl: 4.19.1-ioctl (2011-01-07) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com

Loop: module loaded

Uniform multi-platform E-IDE driver

IDE-cd driver 5.00

<30>udevd[115]: starting version 168

Refined TSC clocksource calibration: 3193.583 MHz.

Switching to clocksource tsc

<30>dracut: starting Plymouth daemon

 

Mandriva linux release 2011.0 (official) for x86_64

Kernel 2.6.38.7-desktop-1mnb2 on a 4-processor x86_64 / tty1

Localhost.localdomain login started display manager.

Starting LSB: adaptive readahead daemon

Start

ed LSB: adaptive readahead daemon.....

 

 

 

Then if im to enter root then mcc I'm greeted by a menu saying control center choose the tool you want to use

Auto install

Boot loader

Display

Firewall

Internet connection sharing

Keyboard

Mouse

Network & Internet

Partitions

Services

Users and groups

 

My computer has the following spec

P8p67 pro board

I3 2100 CPU

4gb ram

Hd6850 gpu

 

 

I hope all this info makes life abit easier for you guys to help me as I dont have any idea from here on thankyou In advance if you can help at all

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After a bit more looking around I entered the command 'startx' and it brough up this;

(II) [kms] drm report modesetting isn't supported

(EE) RADEON(0): chipset: "AMD RADEON HD 6800 Series" (chipID = 0x6739) requires KMS

(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a useable configuration.

 

Fatal server error: no screens found

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After a bit more looking around I entered the command 'startx' and it brough up this;

(II) [kms] drm report modesetting isn't supported

(EE) RADEON(0): chipset: "AMD RADEON HD 6800 Series" (chipID = 0x6739) requires KMS

(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a useable configuration.

 

Fatal server error: no screens found

Looks like the graphic server (the X server) failed to start. The X server logs used to be stored in the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log. It should give you a complete information about what went wrong.

 

These days, however, most people simply try LiveCD versions first. Try it. If it works, then you can try install again. If it does not, then Mandriva may have issues with your hardware (not surprising, given that its last release was a year ago). I suggest that you try Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Fedora, or LinuxMint.

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Then if im to enter root then mcc I'm greeted by a menu saying control center choose the tool you want to use

Auto install

Boot loader

Display

Firewall

Internet connection sharing

Keyboard

Mouse

Network & Internet

Partitions

Services

Users and groups

 

My computer has the following spec

P8p67 pro board

I3 2100 CPU

4gb ram

Hd6850 gpu

 

 

I hope all this info makes life abit easier for you guys to help me as I dont have any idea from here on thankyou In advance if you can help at all

Have you tried going through the Display option?

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