I hope this is the right place for this report--written on my "Linux machine" in XP!
Here are the computer data:
Mobo: Foxconn G41MXE. CPU: Intel Celeron E3400 @ 2.60GHz. Memory: 8GB. Video Card: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (NVIDIA)
I installed pclos64 from the live dvd. (I had verified the checksum of the dvd after downloading it, and the burner verified the disk.)
while in the LIVE mode, I could not bring up programs. I suppose i should have quit then, but I didn't. The program installed.
The setup boxes for time and for password were off to the right, and half off the display, so could not really set up properly, but got past this somehow, with a user pw but not root pw.
(It seems to take "root" as a root pw.) The window off the right is a symptom of pclos not properly working with the NVidia card. Obviously, it still doesn't. Previously, with help from a
forum participant, I got the NVidia fixed,but I don't have that fix available, and worse, when I go back to pclos32, I will have the problem again! (I suppose I will have to go back.)
I changed the screen background from a file on the Windows partition which I always use, based on a screen background from pclos 2010.
I attempted to update the system, IAW your instructions. Snapping on the update icon in the tray did nothing.
I then tried to access the net via Firefox--nothing. The icon appears on the tray (panel) but nothing happens. Went to a console, and pinged my internet connection--OK.
Tried to bring up Synaptic--nothing. Shutdown the system via the shutdown/restart command in the menu, and when it restarted, the screen was bight gray with curved lines.
Still could not access the internet or make anything else work--could no longer bring up a console, either.
At this point I am having some lesser problems with my other pclos machine, and I am basically reduced to Windows. (There is an open item on this forum about not having links
work from Thunderbird on that machine--which they did, once.)
Any suggestions gratefully accepted.