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I have a problem with installing Woody. I downloaded all 7 CDs, and followed this tutorial for installation:
Which currently doesn't appear to work, but oh well.
I got all the way through the install fine, omitting the network adapters information, and I do not get a GUI. Even when I type in startx
I have tried reconfiguring the xserver, I've tried xf86config, I have tried using the ATI driver, the VGA driver, and the VESA drivers, and also tried manually changing the xf86Config file in /etc/X11/XF86Config without success.
I get the no screens found error.
I am using an ATI Rage 128 card, which has 32Mb of memory, and that is entered correctly also. Any Ideas?
I have been searching through forums for a few days now, and the best I can come up with is doing the update. I have the update CD, but I do not know how to update it. I tried apt-get dist-upgrade but it doesn't access the CDRom drive to get the information. Do I have to set it to search for the CD drive in the sources.list file? also, should I have had it scan the update disk during the install process like I did with the other 7?
xfree86.org says your card is supported in X4.1 by the "ati" driver so if you're using that it won't be a driver problem. Do you have the HSync and Vsync rates of your monitor correct? If those are wrong then you could get the no screens found error.
Thanks for all your help everyone. I got it up and going. I had keep going through and trying different Drivers... It turned out to really not like the ATI driver, but it works with the vesa driver if I explicitly define the refresh and sync rates.
You can very easily fix a XF86Config-4 file using a Knoppix CD. Assuming that Knoppix boots to a working display, that means it has created a working XF86Config-4 file. You can copy it to your hard drive. For example, if your Debian is installed on /dev/hda1, boot the Knoppix CD, open a terminal and:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /mnt/hda1/etc/X11/XF86Config-4
Reboot and you are done. One of the many reasons to keep a Knoppix CD handy.
Once you have a working configuration, you can manually edit it to tweak things. You can also use the program "xconf" to change resolution and refresh rates. "xconf" is a RedHat gui tool that was ported to Debian by the creator of Morphix. You can download it here: http://www.morphix.org/debian/binaries/