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Old 03-14-2003, 03:33 AM   #1
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debian installation...


I just recently installed Debian, and everything seemed to go smooth, i got no errors. but when i tried to log in, it seemed as if it were trying to boot X but couldn't do it. the page blinked a few times and then went back to the command prompt type thing. how can i get X up?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 03:50 AM   #2
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Try to configure it the old fashioned way with XF86Config.I never had any luck with the way debian setup x on my box.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 03:55 AM   #3
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how do you set it up with XF86? this is my first time with Debian..little different than RedHat...thank you for any help you can give
 
Old 03-14-2003, 05:02 AM   #4
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You become root and type xf86config.If it can't find the command you might have to type /usr/X11R6/bin/xf86config but normally xf86config should work.
You will need to know the data of your graphics card and monitor.Go you dual boot with RH?If that isthe case you can use the config file from there and just copy it over to debian.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 01:30 PM   #5
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i'm not dual booting as of right now with it,..so i can't do that,...i tried to configure everything, did everything that i was supposed to and it says the connection to X is broken...what could that be?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 02:08 PM   #6
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Probably a problem with the configuration of your graphics card.What kind of craphics card and what version of xfree you use?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 03:15 PM   #7
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i have a GeForce4 MX,.and i'm using the version of xfree that was with the Debian installation. if i were to dual boot with redhat how would i just copy the configuration?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 03:32 PM   #8
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Should work but you might want to try to open a new thread with something like 'debian and geforce#$^^@'.I always keep a copy of the xfreeconfig file and just throw it in there when I install another distro - worked fine so far.
 
Old 03-14-2003, 03:41 PM   #9
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well,.i'm going to try to dual boot redhat and that,..how do i copy the xfreeconfig file?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 04:04 PM   #10
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Just boot into redhat and move the file from there to the debian partition.The file should be /etc/X11/XF86Config or XF86Config-4 . That doesn't make a difference you don't need to rename it.Goes to the same place with debian.You will need to setup fstab that you can mount the debian partition from redhat.If you got any trouble with that send me an email to crashmeister@myrealbox.com and I send you a commented copy of my fstab.Did you ever setup the bootloader for dual boot?
 
Old 03-14-2003, 04:10 PM   #11
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i haven't dual booted yet,..i'm going to do that now and work everything out in a little while from there. thank you for your help
 
Old 03-14-2003, 04:17 PM   #12
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Good luck.I have to go and get a beer now
 
Old 03-14-2003, 09:09 PM   #13
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dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
will let you fool with you X configuration.
Good Luck.
 
Old 03-15-2003, 06:52 PM   #14
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i got it working almost alright,..X will come up for a moment, then it will shut down again giving me an error. it says it can't find the core pointer. how can this be fixed?
 
Old 03-15-2003, 08:13 PM   #15
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alright,..i have figured out that problem,..now could someone please explain how i can set up my network cards from there? i couldn't do it during the installation, so i need to know how to do it now. any help is appreciated. thanks.
 
  


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