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Old 10-09-2004, 08:18 AM   #1
colabus
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x-window-system troubles..


howdy,

I've seen this problem quite commonly around but I still unfortunatly haven't found a solution to it. So if anyone can help it would be great.

I decided i'd install Debian to my mum's 2nd partition for an experiment with x server and drivers and so. So I got it installed fine, setup lilo nicely and went to fire up x (startx). I get...

Code:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Xinit/Xserverrc : /usr/bin/X11/X  No Such File or Directory
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/Xinit/Xserverrc: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X Cannot Execute: No Such File or Directory

giving up

Xinit: no such file or directory (Errno 2) unable to connect to X server
Xinit: no such process (Errno 3) : Server error'
It seems this is quite a common problem (however at first I didn't realise this), so I did a reinstall and viola i'm back to where I was.. Although when I set it up this time round I choose the wrong video card or something cause i'm stuck at prompt screen with some text reading: no screens found.

Can someone point me in the right direction with this? I'd like you know where I can re select the video card and get past the first error.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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I't would be useful if you would give more info on error... and hardwear...

Which version of Debian are you using?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:35 PM   #3
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yea sorry.. I'm using Debian 3r2. The video card is one of those default ones that comes with Acer packaged PCs. SiS chipset.

http://global.acer.com/products/desktop/ast310.htm
 
  


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