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I have tried four times to install Debian on a small hard drive..
I get it installed and download files from a ftp server but after I answer questions about my Xserver it still cannot find a screen and thus fails to start the GUI(KDE)..
I use the NV driver,1024x768 24 bit..My Horiz =30-95khz Vert=50-150 those values were plugged in but when I try to start x No go..I looked on the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and the values seem correct ..At least they are like the other distros..Suse and MDK..It flashes a few times then returns the error..Failed to find a screen..
Any tips or suggestions?
Look at the file /var/log/XFree86.0.log file for some more error messages (look near the end of the file....)
A possible cause (that I've seen a few times): There is an additional mouse device in the configuration file (called "Generic Mouse"). In my experience it helps to remove the Section "InputDevice" for that "Generic Mouse" (but keeping the other mouse, typically called "Configured Mouse" there), and also removing the reference to it in the Section "ServerLayout".
And I repeat: this is just a possible solution.
Without seeing your XF86Config-4 and XFree86.0.log, I can't say much more at this moment (and preferably don't post the entire contents of those files here as that just gets way too cluttered... preferred way is to upload the files somewhere and then link to them, but of course if one doesn't have that option one can't do that)
X.org and XFree86 are both implementations of X Window System, protocol version 11 (a k a X11)
Debian will go over to X.org after Debian 3.1 ('sarge') has been released. Debian is one of the main porters of XFree86 (and X.org) to architectures beyond x86. It takes time to get it working on all the 10+ platforms/variants of Debian. That, and there was no interest on starting the porting before there was a modular version of x.org available is why Debian has been sticking with XFree86 for so long.
just booted the new debian sarge iso, i didnt want to erase all my data, becuase i have fc3 installed on 1 big partition (basically my whole hd excpet for swap space), is it possible i can mount debian on the same partition as fedora
Originally posted by EliotK just booted the new debian sarge iso, i didnt want to erase all my data, becuase i have fc3 installed on 1 big partition (basically my whole hd excpet for swap space), is it possible i can mount debian on the same partition as fedora
I'd say no. You can't put them both on the same partition. You should make a backup of all the valuable data you have on that partition before you proceed (and by proceeding you will destroy the existing installation of FC3 on that partition).
The swap partition can be shared though, but that is a bit of moot in your current sitiuation.
Looks like I have a section for "serial mouse" "ps/2 mouse" and "USBmouse" but no generic mouse..I use the ps/2 wheel mouse(microsoft explorer mouse..)
see below..(copied from my xf86config-4 file with Knoppix)