nvidia video card install problem
I just got Caldera OpenLinux 2.2. for my PC (also running Win98) with a
NVidia Vanta 32MB AGP video card and installing by booting from the CD-ROM.
Durring installation (using lizzard) I get:
NVIDIA Unknown chipset (0x002c) rev 17
in the video card configuration page. Trying a video card probe or testing a
video resolution causes the screen to mess-up and lock-up, although the
installation program seems to still be working (CD and HDD activity).I've
tried Ctrl-Alt-Bksp and Ctrl-Alt-Del but nothing worked. If I don't try any
tests, then the screen still messes up after installation just before the
logon process. Durring the installation, the 'tetris' game works fine and
the screen is fine (except when I test or probe).
According to the Caldera web-site, NVIDIA cards aren't supported but there
are X server patches/drivers available for the chipset.
My question is: how do I install a new driver if I can't even get into linux
in the first place because installation never completes? Can I force the
install wizzard to load a generic VGA Xserver? (what would the command line
be) Or can I install Linux for character-only mode?