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Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.
This happens when the system tries to start gdm, kdm or xdm. I am a total linux n00b and I have just installed Debian 3.0r2. My video card is a nVidia GForce 3 Ti200, and the nv kernal appears to load correctly.
The replies that I am posting are on a Win2k machine and I am trying to take the file accross from the linux system on floppy with the cp command. This does not seem to be working. How would I get this to work?
Sorry this is an extremely stupid question but I am really new to linux.
THE X PROBLEM
"No Screens Found" means you did a bad configuration for the X server during the installation, either your video card, mouse, monitor, etc is badly configured either for lack of knowledge or lazyness. Yes, some people do not want to read, they want easy, fast answers that only solve their problems momentarily, and the next day they are back asking similar questions.
On kernel 2.4, read sections 9 and 10 of the following article, or better yet, read the whole article, even reinstall if you have to, in order to do it right:
This stuff sounds extremely interesting, I will certainly read it. Could a mouse problem really cause that error message? I have a cordless logitec mouse and keyboard which both plug into the PS/2 ports so I set the mouse to psaux(followed by PS/2) and keyboard as a uk qwerty layout(which I think it is).
Other than that I know the graphics card driver nv is correct and that my moniter is a standard(if a little old) 15inch.
There should not be a problem with any of this I think?
Did you check [ ]Desktop Enviromente when installing Debian? I had problems doing it manually: apt-get install gdm/GNOME/kde/x-window-system and reinstalled checking the desktop enviroment and it worked well (it's a 441 MB download though :P). Now all I have to do is install my graphic card driver.
But before you reinstall just try apt-get install x-window-system (unless you already have), that sometimes fixes the problem.
Thanks to everyone who replied. The problem has now been resolved.
I had reinstalled several times with different settings but eventually it was running the command line:
and re-entering all the settings that finally did it. I think the Debian instal did not generate the xfree86 config file in the correct way or atleast with all the availible information; the reconfigure was certainly more comprehensive. It now works perfectly.