OK, I ran xfdrak and it comes up with "generic flat panel 1920X1200 " and the NVIDIA card already highlighted. I also selected Dell and Generic and several other flat panel monitors and it still does not work. It looks like it tries to initialize the screen but crashes. I am running Full Monty Live DVD right now in full 1920x1200 mode and it looks great, so I doubt the problem is with the hardware. I seems that in the lxde and Phoenix editions, the hardware detection routines work but the actual driver information is missing.
When I look at the error log outputs I get this:
(==) USING CONFIG FILE "/ECT/X11/XORG.CONG"
(==) USING DIRECTORY: "/ECT/X11/XORG.CONF.D"
(EE) FAILED TO LAOD MODULE "DRI" MODULE DOES NOT EXIST,0)
(EE) NVIDIA (0): FAILED TO GET SUPPORTED DISPLAY DEVICE(S)
(EE) NVIDIA (0): NO DISPLAY DEVICES FOUND FOR THIS X SCREEN
(EE) SCREEN(S) FOUND, BUT NONE HAVE A USABLE CONFIGURATION.
So is there any way I can get the driver configuration files from Full Monty into my USB drive set up? This bug really bugs me.
What kjpetrie said. It's good that we know definitely that the hardware is not at issue. Try copying the xorg.conf, perhaps? The file you are looking for should be located at /etc/X11/ . It's possible that the xorg.conf in the non-Full Monty install has the display device incorrectly configured, and copying over it with the one from the working FM install might resolve that.
It's curious, that bit about DRI not loading... you might check in Synaptic and see if you have libdri
installed? There is also a package called driconf
that will give you access to DRI via a graphical interface to make adjustments that may be necessary...
But I'm not truly an X-pert here. DRI is part of Mesa, which provides OpenGL support for 3D rendering, and, if you're not using OpenGL this may all be moot, but it seems from the log above that your system is trying to head that direction and can't.
Give it a go, anyhow. It'll take all of ten minutes and may tell you something you can use to figure out what's happening.