I'm a newbie trying to dual boot Ubuntu Breezy with XP on a Dell Dimension 3000. A few weeks ago I attempted to do a net install of Debian, but because I couldn't configure the network I only managed to get the base system installed with no packages. I reconfigured the system recently using a Breezy CD, and have now installed the Ubuntu Desktop from that after including it in my sources list. However, now I can't get X configured properly. This is what I got after trying to start it -
modprobe: Can't locate module i915
[drm] failed to load kernel module "i915"
(EE) i810:[dri]DRIScreenInit failed. Disabling DRI.
(EE)xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice.
No such device.
(EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
(some code deleted...)
Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices
X10: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
I'm using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to reconfigure. I understand there is often a problem with i810 video cards when configuring X, because these cards have to get memory from the system (I think I understand what that means). I've googled for possible memory sizes, but found very little on the topic. I tried 32768kB but it didn't work. There also seem to be other things that have gone wrong. The following is from my (incredibly long!) configuration log -
(ACRES of code deleted...)
(II)1810(0):detected 892kB stolen memory.
(II)1810(0):1830CheckAvailableMemory: 448508kB available
(II)1810(0):Will attempt to tell BIOS that there is 12288kB VideoRAM
(WW)1810(0):Extended BIOS function 0X5f11 not supported.
(II)Loading sub module "init10"
(WW)1810(0):Bad V_BIOS checksum
(some more code deleted...)
(II)1810(0):Broken BIOSes cause the system to hang here.
(a lot of code deleted...)
(WW)1810(0):config file hsync range 28-51kHz not within DDC hsync range 31-80kHz
(WW)1810(0):config file vrefresh range 43-60kHz not within DDC hsync range 56-75Hz
Also there was some later stuff about problems with the mode clock, whatever that is...
Sorry, I had to input all that code by hand, as I'm on a dual boot and writing this from XP now. Anyone with any suggestions on how to fix this?