Help! Xserver refuses to work properly on hp zv5255us notebook
I've been struggling to get my laptop running debian sarge.
I boot fine to bash, I'm trying to install fluxbox as the window manager. After getting the base debian install on my second partition (I'm dual booting XP on the other part. Company policy.), I ran apt-get install x-window-system fluxbox. It downloads and installs and then I am prompted to configure it.
I selected driver nv, since I'm running a Nvidia Geforce Go 440, w/ 64 mb ram, noted that in the identifier. XKB rule set xfree86, pc104 keyboard set, us keyboard set, emulate 3 button mouse, enable scroll events from mouse wheel, entered HP ZV5255us LCD as the ident. for the monitor, selected yes for LCD, Selected option medium for monitor config (medium and advanced were the only options), selected 1792x1344 @ 75 hz as best video mode, 1280x960 as the video mode to use, 24 bit color, left all modules selected, and then wrote the default files selection to config file. It presented me with a prompt, so I selected init 6 to reboot out of safemode (this is the 10th time I've done this, with different settings but these seem to be the best for my monitor).
Result? Looks like a scrambled cable channel. black and white, refreshing horizontally, all FUBAR.
Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot into safe mode.
Any help? I know this should work as I've used ubuntu and damn small linux on this pc before. I want to run full debian, but I'm getting frustrated enough to go back to either of the previous ones.
Any help would be appreciated!