Hi to all!
Complete newbie to Linux here wanting to migrate from MS. Tried many live CD distro's and completely in awe of PCLinux... absolutely stunning desktop! Having tried out KDE 2010 I've now installed it onto my PC - I think. As far as I can tell it installed with no problems, came up with the multi boot splash screen (Grub) then onto the login screen then... blank!
I did find the same thing on the liveCD unless I booted into vesa mode... there doesn't seem to be that option on the real thing on the boot screen.
I've spent a couple of hours searching and this does seem to be a problem with NVidia graphic cards installed... mines a GEForce2-MX400 and there's stuff about somehow booting into a console and forcing the bootup using a vesa mode, but these are all for other distro's, presumably to load the correct drivers after.
The processor is an Athlon 1800 with 1GB memory. The other thing that may have a bearing is there is on-board graphics courtesy VIA chipset which is disabled in the BIOS (MSI mobo).
Ever so grateful for any help, thanks.