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Old 07-12-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Debian install problems


Hi, can anyone tell me how to install woody with the 2.4 kernel, in a lower resolution? If i just type bf24 the text flows of the bottom, and appears at the top of the screen, and adding vga=ask or vga=0/1/2/3/4/5/6 doesnt change anything.

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Old 07-12-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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Moving to the Debian Forum where it will probably get the attention it needs

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Old 07-13-2003, 12:56 AM   #3
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From Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 For Intel x86, 5.6 - Troubleshooting the Install Process
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5.6.2 Unsupported video cards

If your screen begins to show a weird picture while the kernel boots, eg. pure white, pure black or colored pixel garbage, your system may contain a problematic video card which does not switch to the framebuffer mode properly. Then you can use the boot parameter video=vga16:off to disable the framebuffer console. The language chooser will not appear, only the english language will be available during the installation due to limited console features. See Boot Parameter Arguments, Section 5.1 for details.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 05:51 AM   #4
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Hi, thanks that helped, but now I have another problem.

When X-windows started, i got a black screen, which "warped" weirdly, cant explain it, a guy in IRC suggested changing the refresh rate and sync rate, which i did, and now xwindows complains it cant find any properly configured screens.

XF86config or whatever loads, but i cant use it, as it doesnt recognize my mouse, and when im holding down 5 for click over an item, i cant move the cursor down to one of the sub items. Any ideas?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 06:03 AM   #5
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You probably got a problem with gpm - quick fix: apt-get remove gpm.If you need it you could do a search at the debian user mailing list archives.
 
Old 07-13-2003, 07:41 AM   #6
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Thanks, tried that but its still not working.

Ive tried purging and resinstalling/configuring xfree86 and still doesnt work - is it possible to copy the configuration that knoppix generates onto debian?

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Old 07-13-2003, 07:57 AM   #7
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It is possible but that might not work with debian - got no idea whether knoppix and debian use the same version of xfree.Did you configure xfree with the debian tool?That never worked for me - try xf86config.
What video card do you use?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 08:49 AM   #8
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got it working - for some reason needed to remove the 15-bit subsection for my screen...

thanks - also can anyone tell me how to switch to unstable debian? (i need qt3-designer and kde 3), or make it so i can get the unstable packages with apt-get.

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