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Lu Lupan:
Hi guys, I've tried multiple Linux Lite latest version installations on my  Fujitsu esprimo v6555, but they keep totally breaking after  hanging a very long time on "configuring nvidia-340 (amd64)".
Totally unusable machine this way😿😥🤷.  I used to run Ubuntu 14 lts  dual boot with a long gone Windows 7 on it, but unfortunately  Ubuntu's upgrade broke the os totally. So I've tried unsuccessfully several fresh installs of Ubuntu 20 lts and of Linux Lite running into Nvidia troubles(Single boot).
Looking through a lot of different distros documentation I've found  an Hint👀👀 : apparently my old machine might be better off with nvidia  304 driver than 340. With suggestion to do an installation through live usb's terminal.
Now I'd love to give that a go...
But I'm afraid I'm not competent enough to work out the way to do It.
Any kind creature that could feel like helping me out with a step-by-step path to try out  there?
Thank you in advance

Jerry:
You have legacy nVidia, so you need to follow the advise here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/hardware.html#graphics

If you insist on having the proprietary driver, you can try (completely remove any nvidia drivers you have tried to install so far first, reboot, then do):
                 

--- Code: ---sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
--- End code ---

but there is no guarantee. The nouveau driver is the most reliable. Very old hardware like yours works better with the included (nouveau) drivers.

Jerry:
Moved to Video Cards section.

Lu Lupan:

--- Quote from: Jerry on April 12, 2021, 05:10:27 PM ---You have legacy nVidia, so you need to follow the advise here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/hardware.html#graphics

If you insist on having the proprietary driver, you can try (completely remove any nvidia drivers you have tried to install so far first, reboot, then do):
                 

--- Code: ---sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
--- End code ---

but there is no guarantee. The nouveau driver is the most reliable. Very old hardware like yours works better with the included (nouveau) drivers.

--- End quote ---


Thank you for taking the time to reply to my questions.
I'll try and do a reinstall disabilitating proprietary software sources, in case proprietary drivers came from that option being enabled.
I have no working os to try modifying drivers differently so far, as installation totally breaks.

Lu Lupan:
Hi Jerry
I've tried reinstalling without the proprietary drivers. Installation accomplished.
Different problem thought. Very long hang on shutdown, "waiting for swapoff".
And on restart, the kernel doesn't load.

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