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Ok heres my problem I installed Debian with kernel 2.4.18-bf2.4 I added AGP support to it and ATI Rage Frame Buffer and ATI video drivers (I assume) and then I configure Xfree86 and I keep getting this error
(II) ATI: ATI driver (version 6.3.6) for chipsets: ati, ativga
(II) R128: Driver for ATI Rage 128 chipsets: ATI Rage 128 RE (PCI),
ATI Rage 128 RF (AGP), ATI Rage 128 RG (AGP), ATI Rage 128 RK (PCI),
ATI Rage 128 RL (AGP), ATI Rage 128 Pro PD (PCI),
ATI Rage 128 Pro PF (AGP), ATI Rage 128 Pro PP (PCI),
ATI Rage 128 Pro PR (PCI), ATI Rage 128 Mobility LE (PCI),
ATI Rage 128 Mobility LF (AGP), ATI Rage 128 Mobility MF (AGP),
ATI Rage 128 Mobility ML (AGP)
(II) RADEON: Driver for ATI Radeon chipsets: ATI Radeon QD (AGP),
ATI Radeon QE (AGP), ATI Radeon QF (AGP), ATI Radeon QG (AGP),
ATI Radeon VE (AGP)
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(EE) No devices detected.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
I tryed running xf86-config and setting it to a stander vga adapter and that didn't help either.
When it tries to start it flashes the screen a few times and then returns to the console with no error messages, I have to go looking for it.
Video card is ATI Rage 128 with 32MByte ram
Debian is Woody version with all of the unstable addons.
I had a similar problem with a Debian install. I struggled with it for days with no success. What I did find was that when I reinstalled it, it worked perfectly. Apparently the installation missed a necessary file. Hope this helps.
Please read this whole thing. I am NOT an expert in this area, and hope someone more experienced can help you better, but can add this. When you did your Debian install and reached where you were adding CD's did you run the update one with the others? That was what turned out to be my particular problem. Running the update (last) CD confused things. I remembered it just before I went to sleep. Please see the following sites for better help than I can give. http://www.debianhelp.org/
There is also On-line Real Time Help Using IRC. Go to http://www.debian.org/support#release . It's the second to the last item on the page. It explains how to hook up to it.
Best to you! Let me know if any of this helps.