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Old 03-29-2004, 06:42 PM   #1
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Installation Issues


Hi all,

I have a problem with installing Woody. I downloaded all 7 CDs, and followed this tutorial for installation:

\/\/ww.aboutdebian.com/install3.htm

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?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:38 PM   #2
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try to reconfigure it via ncureses script for xfree, you should see all drivers about hundreds, select ati 128 and compile after a custom kernel.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:18 AM   #3
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Hmm...

And how do I do that? I am very new to Debian, and to linux all together. I worked with it a few years ago a little tiny bit, mostly just to play Crossfire...
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:28 AM   #4
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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.

reconfigure X with

#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:31 AM   #5
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Bus ID

It's asking me for my Video Card's Bus Identifier. How do I get that?

It's in the AGP slot.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:52 AM   #6
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Try as root ..

Code:
#XFree86 -scanpci
it will look something like this and start with a 1 b/c it's an AGP card

Code:
(0:12:0) Matrox unknown card (0x2007) using a Matrox MGA 2164W
(1:0:0) unknown card (0x1092/0x0152) using a Texas Instruments Permedia 2
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:52 AM   #7
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Hmm

Well, the latest I have is this...

after doing dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 a few times, and leaving the Bus Identifier blank, my (EE) line in the error log is this:

(EE) Screens found, but none with a working config.

I am thinking maybe its a problem with my monitor, or screen settings...


Does anyone know how I use the update CD that I downloaded with the other 7 CDs of Woody? As in, a specific command?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:55 AM   #8
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what Modules should I be loading by default?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:56 AM   #9
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probably your screen setting. Verify your monitors horizontal and vertical sync rates online and set them accordingly. Should work fine then (or give you a new error :P)
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:02 AM   #10
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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.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:33 PM   #11
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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:

Code:
su
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/
 
  


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