Mythdora 12.23 incomplete install
I am trying to install on a new box with FX5200 graphics card. HVR1600 tuner. Downloaded the iso and checked md5. It hung on installing packages so I cut down install to just the most basic and after a few tries it got through. But X doesn't start and there are problems with the internet connection.
I know support for future versions has stopped but thought previous versions would still be able to get packages, etc through download. Perhaps this is because of internet setup issues on my box.
I have installed separate front end and back end about a year ago so am not a complete noob but always seem to get hung up in installs going down rabbit trails for errors or some such.
I can get to the command line with Alt-F4. My /var/log/Xorg.0.log indicates "Failed to initialize nvidia" and other such messages but it does appear that the proper nvidia driver was installed. I plan to copy these files and xorg.conf off to examine further but it is clear that something is seriously wrong.
I was going to ssh into the box but ran ifconfig and found eth0 does not have an ip address.
Need some help. Have considered trying Mythbuntu instead as that seems to have an active following.
Somewhat unrelated, this forum seems very unresponsive to creating new topics. I tried last night (and many times on different days before that) and waited a very long time, never getting a Create forum topic page. I looked at the screen this morning and I finally have the page (had all night to load). What's up with that? Other sites load fine.