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I'm installing Debian 3.0.r2 "Vanilla", kernel 2.2 or 2.4, (not sure) and XFree86 4.1.0. From adebian CD. In my Compaq, Celeron, 32 RAM. The video controller is an Intel 82810-CD100, DAC type with 4 MB RAM, driver version 5.1.2001.0. I have a Samsung monitor Syncmaster 955df. I'm doing the installation in a HD, 80 MB with no other OS. At this point the mouse and the keyboard are working properly and I can use Linux commands, but I can not make the desktop to work. I tried gdm, kdm and xdm with vanilla and idepci but is the same. I believe my motherboard is supported and my video card, (but actually they come in the same card). Here is the XFConfig-4 file. What can I do?
### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 server configuration file) generated by dexconf, the
# Debian X Configuration tool, using values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# If you want your changes to this file preserved by dexconf, only make changes
# before the "### BEGIN DEBCONF SECTION" line above, and/or after the
# "### END DEBCONF SECTION" line below.
# To change things within the debconf section, run the command:
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
# as root. Also see "How do I add custom sections to a dexconf-generated
# XF86Config or XF86Config-4 file?" in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz.
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these