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Old 06-13-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
tommytomthms5
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stupid imac - xorg woes


so i FINALLY got the stable (4.0?) debian installed on my imac g3/g4 in a base install then ran

Code:
apt-get install xserver-xorg xfonts-base gnome gdm
after that long (about 2 hour) install i ran gdm and got a black screen with no errors and even a ctrl+alt+backspace didnt show any errors i looked at my xorg.conf and it looks good so i compared it to....


http://pingswept.org/xorgconf-for-xubuntu-on-g3-imac/


and its almost identical... with a few minor differences...


please help.... thanks


ps. i got the computer at a yard-sale i know little of its details....
 
Old 06-13-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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ok fixed i made it exactly like that site right down to the last detail....
 
Old 06-13-2008, 11:23 PM   #3
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ok fixed i made it exactly like that site right down to the last detail....
So this is where you get to help others:

1. WHAT were the differences between your downloaded screen and the baseline you were comparing it to?

2. WHAT did you do to resolve the differences, and HOW?
 
Old 06-14-2008, 12:07 AM   #4
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important parts ill bold face

Code:


# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load    "GLcore" 
Load    "i2c"
Load    "bitmap"
Load    "ddc"
Load    "dri"
Load    "extmod"
Load    "freetype"
Load    "glx"
Load    "int10"
Load    "type1"
Load    "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
Driver          "kbd"
Option          "CoreKeyboard"
Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
Driver          "mouse"
Option          "CorePointer"
Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier      "Generic Video Card"
#       Driver          "fbdev"
Driver          "ati" 
Option          "UseFBDev"              "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
Option          "DPMS"
#       HorizSync       28-51
#       VertRefresh     43-60
HorizSync       60-60
VertRefresh     43-117 
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier      "Default Screen"
Device          "Generic Video Card"
Monitor         "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth    24
SubSection "Display"
Depth           1
Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth           4
Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth           8
Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth           15
Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth           16
Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth           24
Modes           "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier      "Default Layout"
Screen          "Default Screen"
InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode    0666
EndSection

also gnome itself went a little whacky so xfce4 works better

Last edited by tommytomthms5; 06-14-2008 at 12:09 AM. Reason: addition
 
  


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