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Old 10-25-2005, 02:55 AM   #1
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debian Xwindow


How to config Xwindow under debian, it displayed as below on the screen after i use command "startx" to start x window:

Fatal server error:
no screens found
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
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You need these packages for Gnome:

"x-window-system", "gnome", and "gdm"

You could also check this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=338272

If you need more help post again in here.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:27 AM   #3
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can u tell me which command can be used to install the package you said before as it is my first time to install debian, many thx....
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:31 AM   #4
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Now it displayed the below message when i install once debian again,

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

It seems the display card problem, am i right? If it is a display card problem, what can i do?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:38 AM   #5
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To install any package you should do:

apt-get install (packae_name)

replacing (package_name) by the name of the package.

Try with:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86


And try another configuration.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:41 AM   #6
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Try with:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86


And try another configuration.


Which configuration should i try?
and can u tell me the path and the file need to config?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:45 AM   #7
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The three packages you said before only "gnome" can't find the package and the others two are installed. Is it really have gnome?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:45 AM   #8
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You should issue the command:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86


And it should open a configuration menu. I would advise you to use that for now instead of the configuration file. Try to change the parameters until you can get some results.

By the way what packages do you have installed?

Did you install the ones I told you before?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:48 AM   #9
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From where are you installing your packages? From CD or from the net?

To change the source of your apt (the packages installer) do:

apt-setup

And choose the source you want and then try again to install Gnome.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:54 AM   #10
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now i am setting the apt program from http.

um... i wanna to know that if my display card is onborad, how should i choose the display card ?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 04:06 AM   #11
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which apt http site should i choose becuase i try to choose 2 site that still cannot download the "gnome" and "gdm". The result is the file cannot be found.

Many thx for yr help!!
 
Old 10-25-2005, 04:15 AM   #12
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Are you sure your internet connection is working?

I think this is getting too long ... and you should do some reading before ...

Do:

ping www.google.com


And if it works then try to look for some answers in google.com

What you should do is make sure your apt source is correct, then install the packages and configure everything properly with the commands I gave you before.

If you cannot find your way, then post again in here ...
 
Old 10-25-2005, 05:13 AM   #13
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After I installed the three packages and run "startx" again. It is displayed the below message:

Fatal server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

What should i do then?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 05:28 AM   #14
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Did you do a google search for that problem?

Or did you even look for that in these forums? It seems that was answered many times.

Did you do the reconfigure I told you about?

I just did a google search with your problem and here is the first result I got:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...002/11/2/35019

As I told you before, you have to do the reconfigure ... to change your settings
 
Old 10-25-2005, 06:37 AM   #15
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perhaps
# apt-get install xdebconfigurator
might help?
 
  


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