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Old 08-09-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
gry-HuhuY5
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Can't find screen when installing Debian with x86 arch


Hi,
I have a pentium 4 desktop and ATI Radeon 9250 video card, and I tried installing Debian (x86) on it, booting the installer, and installation went smooth, except when It tried to go to Gnome Display Manager (where you login etc), It says it can't start the X Server, and when I see the error description, It says Fatal Error, no screens found. Sorry I can't copy and paste the full error message because I can't transfer any files from my desktop since Linux isn't working( currently using my laptop).

I've tried to reconfigure XFree86 using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, but still won't work. Is it possibly because of I choose wrong drivers? Cause on the Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO, Radeon 9250 should use 'radeon' driver, but I can't find it while reconfiguring x, what I found is just 'ATI' driver, and that's what i'm using. Help me please...

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Old 08-10-2005, 02:59 AM   #2
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well, it actually would help help if you would post the last few lines that come up after x fails. You should look in /var/log/XFree86* to see a descriptive x log.
You could probably use that to find the exact location of the problem, then you could change the problem in your xfree config file. I don't have a lot of experience with ati cards, but I'm pretty sure that 'ati' should work for you as a default.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 02:51 AM   #3
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well, it actually would help help if you would post the last few lines that come up after x fails. You should look in /var/log/XFree86* to see a descriptive x log.
You could probably use that to find the exact location of the problem, then you could change the problem in your xfree config file. I don't have a lot of experience with ati cards, but I'm pretty sure that 'ati' should work for you as a default.
Thanks very much for your help, I solved the problem by installing Fedora Core 4 instead, and I think it's better than debian. It sort of configuring eveything without asking too many questions, and it has a nice installer as well..
 
  


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