Hello all, I hope this is the right place to post this
I'm new to PCLinuxOS, but not to Linux.
I have used the search facility but not much was forthcoming on my errors.
I installed PCLinuxOS-gnome-2010.12 earlier this morning.
Everything went well and the reboot went normally.
After connecting to the internet I ran synaptic package manager and ran all the updates. At some time I was also given the option of installing a graphics driver for my Nvidia 8600M GT and I said yes (which may have been a mistake).
On first and second reboots I got the following message
modprobe: WARNING: module snd_mixer_oss already in kernel
I left it sitting for a while on both occasions but nothing further developed.
I booted into another system and googled the error, found a possible workaround and rebooted.
This time no error message appeared and booting continued past the previous point, but I then got a black screen and a pop-up saying that X failed to start.
At the following prompts I checked the settings for the graphics card and they seemed correct.
I'm toying with the idea of running
rm -f /etc/X11/xorg.conf
from the tty login. Is this the correct thing to do?
Are there other alternatives for me to try?
Any suggestions will be gratefully received
EDIT sorry, I forgot to mention that the failsafe boot option stops at the snd_mixer_oss already in kernel error