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there seams to be many reasons why xserver does not start and I have tried quite some suggestions - but without success
I run debian originally coming from a ct magazin knoppix distribution. Unforturnately I couldn't stop myself from running apt-get dist-upgrade. This causes now xserver not to start anymore. I have tried to reconfigure and reinstall, found a site that said my Radeon 7000 should run with xserver-xfree86 - nothing seams to help.
I get the following output on my screen
X: warning; process set to priority -11 instead of requested priority -10
This is a pre-release version of XFree86, and is not supported in any
way. Bugs may be reported to XFree86-XFree86.Org and patches submitted
to fixes@XFree86.Org. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions,
please check the latest version in the XFree86 CVS repository
XFree86 Version 22.214.171.124 (Debian 4.2.1-12.1 20031003005825 james-nocrew.org) / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6600)
Release Date: 18 October 2002
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is
newer than the above date, look for a newer version before
Build Operating System: Linux 2.4.21-rc1-ac1-cryptoloop i686 [ELF]
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Sun Feb 22 10:09:42 2004
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a:debug_xform.o": No symbols found
Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a:spencode.o": No symbols found
waiting for X server to shut down
Hard to tell from that information...
looks like the radeon drm bits and the installed
Glcore don't like each other ...
Have you tried running
and see what it comes up with? Even if it didn't
pick up the radeon, you might at least get X
up and running in framebuffer or vesa mode and
tackle it from there...