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Old 06-23-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
mcirsta
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Debian X config


I've just installed Debian Sarge ( stable ) and after the base was installed I did :
aptitude install x-window-system-core gnome-core xscreensaver

X won't start though and it outputs this message ( in the log )

(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.3.0.1, module version = 0.0.2
ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version 0.6
(WW) open /dev/fb1: No such device
(WW) open /dev/fb2: No such device
(WW) open /dev/fb3: No such device
(WW) open /dev/fb4: No such device
(WW) open /dev/fb5: No such device
(WW) open /dev/fb6: No such device
(WW) open /dev/fb7: No such device
(EE) Unable to find a valid framebuffer device
(EE) NV(0): Failed to open framebuffer device, consult warnings and/or errors above for possible reasons
(you may have to look at the server log to see warnings)
(II) UnloadModule: "nv"
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdevhw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
(II) UnloadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) UnloadModule: "int10"
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.


What should I do to get X working ?
Thanks !
 
Old 06-23-2005, 09:47 PM   #2
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May seem like a dumb question, but before you did this screensaver install, did you confirm that you were able to get X up and running first?
 
Old 06-25-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
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Indeed, i have experienced the same problem tonight when i tried installing Sarge. I didn't try loading the screensaver, i just tried going into the GUI by entering "startx" but i got the same error message. I'm not sure what to do, and any help would be appreciated!
 
Old 06-25-2005, 02:00 AM   #4
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did you try doing simply a dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 ?
If it does nothing what is your video card? if nvidia you will need to compile it
Good luck!
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:15 AM   #5
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You seem to be using a nvidia card. did you compile the driver from the vidia site and recompiled your kernel?
 
Old 06-26-2005, 12:41 PM   #6
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I've got an nvidia FX 5700 and I used the nv driver . I'll try to compile and use the driver from nvidia .
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:47 AM   #7
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Hi,

I have the same problem of the xscreensaver and I donīt have nvidia.
The X session used to work properly with Debian 3.0 and it is not working for me with Debian Sarge 3.1

Any suggestions?

Fernando.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:15 PM   #8
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just compile the nvidia driver, the difference is quite big :-)
really worth it...
Good luck!
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Old 06-30-2005, 01:15 PM   #9
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Essential packages for X server

Hi,

These 3 are the essential packages for the X server to work:

apt-get install x-window-system
apt-get install gnome
apt-get install gdm

Regards,

Fernando.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:02 PM   #10
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well only if you want gnome and gdm!... the Xserver just needs:
apt-get install x-window-system
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:45 PM   #11
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go here and see if this helps a tad for setting up your X:

http://www.ssma.us/debian_media.html

it is more for setting up a mdeia display box, but does cover installing Nvidia drivers, what to install via apt-get for X to run, and how to configure your X11 config file.
 
  


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