OK, I'm now getting really frustrated as I can't get my computer to work since the upgrade..
What I've done since last posting... (including trying to copy error messages as best as I can!)
1) First I tried to remove my new Graphics card, reverting to the onboard one. I booted up and PCLinuxOS started to boot. In verbose mode I could read all kinds of info about things loading up.... and then the monitor goes absolutely blank and disconnects. There is absolutely nothing on the monitor, and trying typing blind - assuming a text mode log in - I tried root>password>reboot etc but nothing happened. Had to hit the reset button...
Watched the screen on reboot and exactly the same happened. Clearly, my onboard graphics card now refuses to work, as does my new one.
2) Refitted new graphics card and rebooted. As always, get initial error message of:
loading i915 module
FATAL: error inserting i915 (lib/modules/188.8.131.52-pclos1.bfs/i915.ko.gz): no such device
cannot open file delete
Then final error message of:
error /DRM can't work with Intel AGP module
at which point the computer reverts to text only mode. I logged on and rebooted.
3) Boot up in Windows to check hardware is OK - everything fine, working great.
4) Read this post (using XP) as suggested:http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,90668.msg760426.html#msg760426
and decided to follow the instructions best as I could for reverting to an older driver.
dkms-nvidia-current-260.19.44-1pclos2011.i586.rpm along with
then as root run:
apt-get remove --purge x11-driver-video-nvidia-current dkms-nvidia-current
rpm -Uvh x11-driver-video-nvidia-current-260.19.44-1pclos2011.i586.rpm
rpm -Uvh dkms-nvidia-current-260.19.44-1pclos2011.i586.rpm
This seemed to go well, lots of success messages about removing things, kernel repackaging, adding things etc.
Hmm, just realised I forgot to run XFdrake afterwards.... but is it necessary? I'll go and see.
Anyway, I then rebooted and guess what?? ..... Same error messages, same problems, and reverted to text only log on.
I really am very fed up with this - any ideas anyone?