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Old 05-17-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Debian 3.0 woody problems


I install debian 3.0 woody and everything works fine, until I try to boot up. The X server doesnt work, gdm, xdm or kdm. What am I doing wrong. I have an nvidia geforce 5200 fx
 
Old 05-17-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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Not a big fan of debian, but have you checked
whether a) the /etc/X11/XF86Config makes
sense and b) what happens if you type startx?
Is X installed properly in the first place?


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Tink
 
Old 05-17-2004, 06:08 PM   #3
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I would look at installing the nvidia driver.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 08:32 PM   #4
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Before you get yourself in the trouble of drivers and other stuff.... For now just forget about it...

At the comman line as root type:
~# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

When you get to the part of the video driver choose 'VESA' !!!!!!

That will get your xserver working for now, and that as a newbie is a big help, from there you can now browse the web for answers within your linux.

[edit]
For future help in this forums we would need you to paste here your '/var/log/Xfree86.0.log'

If you want to manually edit your config file, the correct one to edit is '/etc/X11/XF86config-4'

Last edited by Qucho; 05-17-2004 at 08:37 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 10:24 PM   #5
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I got the same problem but my one is old laptop (armanda 4120t) if u don't mind can you post the content of xf86config-4, pls especially for TFT LCD
 
Old 05-18-2004, 01:15 AM   #6
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Hey tony2666,

this page will probably help you:http://pinsa.escomposlinux.org/srome.../ca_4120t.html
 
  


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