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Old 04-16-2003, 09:38 PM   #1
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Won't startx on debian 3.0


Just installed DEBIAN 3.0, first time i installed it, i installed all the packages, some failed but i just skipped them, nothing i could do.

I logged into root, at the command prompt i typed "startx" it gives me some info about XFree86 then says:

"Fatal server error:
no screens found"

Then gives me some info about the XFree86 log in /var/log/XFree86.0.log" after that it gives me this:

"X10: fatal 10 error 104 (connection reset by peer) on x server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processes) with 0 events remaining."

Brings me back into log in for debian, how can i get into KDE if it gives me these errors?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:43 PM   #2
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Have you set up the X server? If not run xf86config. Then as root start x by starting your display manager (xdm, kdm, gdm) by typing "/etc/init.d/kdm start" as root. Then you should see a graphical login screen, from there log in as your normal user.
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help

I configred XFree86, logged into root "cd /" then typed

"/ect/init.d/kdm start"

And it saied there was no such file or directory..
 
Old 04-16-2003, 09:59 PM   #4
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I'm sorry kdm was an example, you may have any of the three xdm, gdm, kdm. You should at least have xdm. Try that instead, like so:
/etc/init.d/xdm start
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:01 PM   #5
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Tried both, got file not found on it


How would i install KDE then?

Guessing gdm is gnome, kdm is kde, and xdm is XWindows?

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Old 04-16-2003, 10:03 PM   #6
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If you want kde on a Debian system all you have to do is apt-get it like: apt-get install kde
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:06 PM   #7
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Edited my post above,

BTW installing KDE now, it setup XDM, still no luck on all 3

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Old 04-16-2003, 10:11 PM   #8
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What options did you choose when you installed Debian? If you haven't actually done any work it might be easier to start over at this point. I've found that when installing Debian I only pick the "X Windows" and "C/C++ Development" files at the tasksel screen. Then I skip the dselect part.

This gives you a good base system to build on top of.
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:15 PM   #9
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SO i should just run /usr/sbin/base-config again?

Also, i didn't know how to mess around with dselect, so i ended up just installing everything..
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:23 PM   #10
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Starting over is just a suggestion, more a matter of opinion. I think it's easier to start with almost nothing and add what I need a as I need it. I don't like having all the extra things if I'm not going to use them.
I think you should grab the package called aptitude and use that to clean up the system "apt-get install aptitude" or just start over from scratch. Don't run base-config
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:30 PM   #11
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How could this fix my problem?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:32 PM   #12
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Ok...sorry we (I) kind of got off track.

Is kde downloading/installing now or is it done?
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:33 PM   #13
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After you have kde downloaded make sure that it installed kdm. If it didn't then go ahead and install kdm: "apt-get install kdm"
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:34 PM   #14
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I installed apitude, what is it?

BTW, it says it is rtunning the newest versions
 
Old 04-16-2003, 10:36 PM   #15
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aptitude will come in very handy for cleaning up packages you don't want on the system. Let's skip that part for now and just try to get kde going. Again sorry, for getting off track.
 
  


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