It is five yrs old. HDX9494nr. Nvidia8800m gts. Nvidia broke the linux vid drivers for this chipset about two yrs ago.
I had PCLinuxOS running for about a year and a half and could not update the driver. hard drive failure, and now can not boot the live cd because of automatically setting the vid card to the latest drivers.
tried the LiveCD with the vesa and safe option but no go. nvidia drivers still load and freeze at login screen.
Any Other suggestions would be appreciated. Also I do use the original PCLOS cd from the site not a remaster.
thanks again, Deck