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k1ra 06-23-2011 04:38 AM

can't start squeeze, just black screen with prompt.
 
hi there,

I was installing squeeze to my old server (IBM X serise 336) but i can't booting that.

just black-screen with one prompt and stopped if i reboot my x336 server.


it's vedio cheapset problem?

#lspci | grep VGA -> Radeon 7000ve rv100 blah..

how can i boot without error? T^T

dodjie60 06-23-2011 10:16 PM

Could you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf here.

sonichedgehog 06-28-2011 06:01 PM

try
Code:

apt-cache policy xserver-xorg
. If it has installed correctly, then I don't know. However the absence of a gui could be the cause of your problem, and a problem installing xserver-xorg may be the reason.

If it isn't installed, then you could try as root
Code:

apt-get install xserver-xorg
but I suspect it won't work- otherwise it would have loaded when you installed your OS.

Inability to install a package with a tightly packaged distro eg Debian is because a dependency cannot be satisfied. To overcome this, you may be able to make a small change to your /etc/sources.list. Please post it. But, in some cases, it is necessary to do a clean install (e.g. when you have upgraded some packages by tweaking your sources.list to access testing or unstable repositories).

I have found Debian easy to clean install, provided you have your home directory in a separate partition. If it isn't happening, don't waste too much time trying to fix it.

hitest 07-05-2011 06:21 AM

Did you install a graphical desktop as part of the installation process when tasksel ran? If not at the command prompt as root run:

# apt-get install xorg

# apt-get install gnome

That will pull down and install x windows and the gnome desktop environment. On the next boot you will boot to a graphical log-in screen.

cynwulf 07-05-2011 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hitest (Post 4405475)
Did you install a graphical desktop as part of the installation process when tasksel ran? If not at the command prompt as root run:

# apt-get install xorg

# apt-get install gnome

That will pull down and install x windows and the gnome desktop environment. On the next boot you will boot to a graphical log-in screen.

That's all assuming that someone wants the full xorg and gnome meta-packages of course?

The machine in question is a rack mount server, so I'm wondering what the OP wants to do with it? The black screen and "prompt" could be the result of a boot failure e.g. at grub stage 2, a problem with kernel mode setting or a simple xorg problem. Unless he comes up with more info then there's no chance of finding a solution.

hitest 07-05-2011 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caravel (Post 4405545)
Unless he comes up with more info then there's no chance of finding a solution.

True. We are shooting in the dark here. The OP states that he/she cannot start Squeeze, but, gets a black screen and prompt. Does that mean that the machine does not boot-up properly or that they can not boot to a graphical log-in?
More information would be helpful.


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