LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2004, 05:03 PM   #1
jiggywiggy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: OS X (Darwin)
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
X config trouble


I installed debian and got it to the command line, but now I can't get X to work. I put in all my monitor and video card info with xf86config, but when it boots it says screen found just no usable configuration.

My hardware is a Dell M782p monitor specs here and my video card is a Nvidia geforce 4 mx 420 (64 Mb)
 
Old 01-29-2004, 05:31 PM   #2
BigBadPenguin
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Warwick (.ac.uk)
Distribution: Arch, Slackware 9.0, (knoppix standing by)
Posts: 256

Rep: Reputation: 30
Could you post up the exact errors you get? Also, it might be good to see your X log (usually found somewhere like /var/log/XFree86.0.log) especially the lines beginning (EE). Its not necessarily a problem with the monitor/video card, could be other stuff too
 
Old 01-29-2004, 06:31 PM   #3
jiggywiggy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: OS X (Darwin)
Posts: 57

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
This is the latter portion of my xfreelog0 I have another called something like xfreelog8 if you need that i can get it.

Total Memory: 1024 64Kb banks (64M)
(EE) VESA(0): No matching modes
(II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
(II) UnloadModule: "ddc"
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(II) UnloadModule: "vbe"
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
 
Old 02-03-2004, 09:55 PM   #4
jiggywiggy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: OS X (Darwin)
Posts: 57

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Talking

I removed Debian and started with Gentoo. Wish me better luck!

Last edited by jiggywiggy; 02-04-2004 at 04:48 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 05:47 PM   #5
BigBadPenguin
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Warwick (.ac.uk)
Distribution: Arch, Slackware 9.0, (knoppix standing by)
Posts: 256

Rep: Reputation: 30
oh, ok. Good luck! I'd personally prefer gentoo too.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
eaglegst
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Woody, Sarge, Sid
Posts: 83

Rep: Reputation: 15
Woody does not support Geforcex(x>=4)
You need the Nvidia official driver
 
Old 02-04-2004, 07:10 PM   #7
jiggywiggy
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: OS X (Darwin)
Posts: 57

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks for the help and everything, but Debian is long gone unless I can't get gentoo up then I'll work with Debian again.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Having trouble w/shorewall config eroica Linux - Security 3 09-24-2004 09:32 AM
the gdm config cause me trouble Floreen Linux - Newbie 1 11-07-2003 09:03 AM
snmp config trouble noisybastard Linux - Networking 2 05-08-2003 11:00 PM
more vsftpd config trouble noisybastard Linux - Networking 5 05-08-2003 11:13 AM
Network Config Trouble GabeF Linux - Networking 0 09-06-2002 12:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:05 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration