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Old 11-28-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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new debian 3.0 installation, issues on bootup. How to reconfigure???

2 problems:

ok, so i boot up the machine for the first time after installing, and it actually works fine the first time: But after I login, the first thing i run is startx (with xwindows installed, gnome as default) and the xserver starts then quits. It looks like it stops on the video. It says something like "no screens found"

So, is there a way to get back to the config app? So I can try a different video card driver? Or is that the problem? Why doesn't it just probe my card?

Then, I reboot. So on the boot, it halts during runlevel 2 as it is starting usb hotplug subsystem: Then it has a kernal error message about a page long. The USB card does get detected prior to this. this is a 166p1 mhz 32mb system by the way.

Will I not be able to use hotplugging, or do I need to uninstall this under init? If so, How do I do this?

I have no idea,


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Old 11-29-2003, 08:38 AM   #2
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To determine the error for X windows do cat /var/log/XFree86.0.log | more . To reconfigure X do dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86. The hot plug issue I cannot answer but perhaps someone else can help. Have you checked that you have the relevnat modules installed? Do modconf and go down to usb devices and see if there isn't a driver relevant to what you need.


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