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Now, after I run "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" (Haven't run the apt-get install discover mdetect read-edid before on this step) to reconfigure the X again,
the X-Windows worked, but still have some problems appeared, it is the GDM, now after I enter "startx" , it show me the X Windows is KDE, not is the Gnome, for some personal reason, I like the Gnome more than KDE, I want to switch from KDE to Gnome, how to?
I try reboot the system, after that, it pop up a box that told me, my X Windows have problems, and the GDM now is disable auto, and then bring me to the text base console, but after I enter startx again, it bring me to the KDE again, I then logout, enter "gdm", it show me the gdm is running, I try it again and again, include reconfigure the X Windows, still not solve can't switch to Gnome problems and the GDM pop up error, I don't understand why, since it can bring me to the KDE, it is mean my X Windows can work yet
here are my setting file of XF86Config-4
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 > /var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Identifier "nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x"
Identifier "Sony SDM-HS73"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x"
Monitor "Sony SDM-HS73"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"