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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 18.104.22.168, 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.
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!