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Old 12-02-2008, 06:37 PM   #1
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Video problems on debian lenny amd64


Salutations people =)

Well, I decided to install debian lenny for amd64 on my desktop. The base installation took place without any complication. I do normally install just base system and then use apt-build to install xorg and gnome. Here is where the problem appeared.

The process itself (the download and compilation of all the sources) had no problems at all. The problem is when I start the system, when gnome display manager tries to start the screen just doesn't display anything and I get the typical screen message as it the monitor would have been unplugged of the vga.

I suppose something is missing or need s to be manually configured in xorg.conf

As additional information I have the following desktop pc.

CPU = Intel C2D E7200
M.BOARD = DFI LanParty DK P35-T2RS
V.CARD = MSI ATI Radeon HD4850
MONITOR = CRT Samsung SyncMaster 75DFX

edit:
Here is the image of the error:
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/9...agen001bp9.jpg
The image says: "Sinc: Fuera Límite" that translated to english would mean "Sync: Out of limit"
And the screen of the monitor:
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/457/imagen002hv8.jpg
The glowing rectangle that appears is the error message scrolling in all directions, the same as a screensaver.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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Try as root:
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Make sure you save the file!
 
Old 12-02-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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Try as root:
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Make sure you save the file!
I tried this option, but nothing changed :S
 
Old 12-02-2008, 08:39 PM   #4
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OK, too bad. Then, copy/paste the exact (!!) error from your screen here. Use the code tags
 
Old 12-02-2008, 11:10 PM   #5
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OK, too bad. Then, copy/paste the exact (!!) error from your screen here. Use the code tags
I don't understant, which error must y paste?
 
Old 12-04-2008, 05:43 PM   #6
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Well, I found the solution to make the system start at least. It was actually related to hsync and vsync parameters for the monitor.

Even though when the gdm starts, before the GDM login window appears, I get about a second of corrupted graphics of the same image of the gdm. Anybody has a clue about this?

Thanks beforehand =)
 
Old 12-04-2008, 08:15 PM   #7
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Glad you got it working by yourself. What you see are the remains (of the contents) of a buffer somewhere. Shouldn't bother with it, it's overwritten after gdm starts.
 
Old 12-05-2008, 02:58 PM   #8
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Glad you got it working by yourself. What you see are the remains (of the contents) of a buffer somewhere. Shouldn't bother with it, it's overwritten after gdm starts.
Aha, I do understand better now. And indeed, that "problem" is just an esthetic detail, nothing to worry about.
 
  


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