I received my debian potato 2.2r3 CD's last night and got straight on with the install(After backing up everything!). The installation went quite well up until installing and configuring X. I used the simple package installation method selecting samba, gnome, X and a couple of other options. But when using startx I was advised that XF86_SVGA was not installed.
After chatting with some people in yahoo I managed to get X installed using the impressive apt-get(First time!)
Now when I startx I get a messy/grey/blue blocky screen. I can kill X with ctrl+alt+bkspc which brings me back to the console, but still has the blocky screen. I know the console works as I can use reboot even though I can't see it. I can see parts of the screen change when I move the mouse. I selected the NVIDIA DDR (generic) driver during XF86Setup as this was the driver I used in Mandrake 8.0. Do I need to download another. I started off configuring 8bit at 640x480 and also tried 800x600 at 8bit both having the same result. My monitor definately supports upto 1280x1024. I used to run MD with 1024x768 at 24bit.
I have exec /usr/bin/gnome-session in ~/.xinitrc
Can anyone help me get X/Gnome going?
My hardware is as follows:
Pentium III 450MHz
Hercules GeForceII MX
Fujitsu 17" monitor