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I just loaded Debian, Testing, onto my box, using expert install. I loaded only the base system using the 2.4... kernel, then using apt-get I loaded x-windows-system and next gnome. I think that everything is ready to get X running, but there is no xf86config-4? There is the xorg.conf. How do I get the xf86config-4 to configure my X?
Yup, missing that too. I took a look around and found that dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg is suppose to do the trick, yet even when I select no auto detection, it still gives the same error: No screens found. Is there a way to remove xorg and go back to xfree86 to get it to work?
I removed the xserver.org and tried to install xfree86 following this page and did not get a xfree86, but instead the xorg again.
I went through the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-org for kicks and at the end the computer shot out:
"xserver-xorg postinst warning: not updating /etc/X11/X; file has been customized"
I am not sure as to your battle plan, but I gave it a shot, the result: yup the error message is gone and after running the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, X is still, sadly, not configured. As you suggested, I backed everything up so no worries on anything lost.
I do not know enough about linux to figure out the root cause, but do you think that copying the xorg.conf from the live CD of Knoppix would resolve the problem? I know that everything works in there...
As to the computer specification, just the run of the mill:
GeForce MX 420: 64kb, pci
Dell E151FPb monitor
All of this stuff has worked with debian about a month ago, the problem was when I reinstall windows.
I just need to get the xf86config-4 working again.
Thanks for the help everyone, if you come up anything, feel free to post it.