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Old 05-10-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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Problem with Debian Installation!


I did the stuff in the article saying Post Install Configuration for Debian.....

I currently have the Debian 3.0 r4 Woody (7+2 update Cds) .

I tried installing DEbian on my computer, and everything worked fine.

But, I am not able to get running the X window manager!

So, NO KDE AND NO GNOME.

I did read each and everything at the starting.....I read some posts that Debian forces us to learn etc......SO i wasn't skipping anything.....But, Finally due to my Laziness, I skipped some part of the configuration screens....

Then, I read the article regarding the post - install configuration for Debian, and
decided to re-run the configuration.

#dpkg-reconfigure........etc.

I finally entered all the necessary information (After the reconfiguration too, I am not able to run the X display manager.

I am not able to tell you the full login screen details....(they are very complicated and too lengthy for me to type!)





I am using Kernel 2.2 (I don't remember the exact no. right now....it is the conventional one.)
I have a LG Flatron Monitor with Max Resolution of 1280*1024 and
S3 Graphics Pro Savage DDR (ON board Video Card, which shares Video Memory with my RAM)

I get these errors at the last......


(--) Assigning device section with no bus ID to primary device (EE)
NO DEvices detected.

Fatal SErver Error.
NO Screens found.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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Your graphics chip probably isn't supported.
You need to find out what chip exactly you have by doing a
Code:
lspci -v | grep VGA
Mine displays this
Code:
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX400] (rev a1)
Then you must take the PCI bus ID from the front (0000:01:00.0) and do an
Code:
lspci -n | grep 0000:01:00.0
This will give you something like
Code:
0000:01:00.0 0300: 10de:0110 (rev a1)
This tells you that your chip is a 0110 - yours is gonna read something different of course.

Now go to http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html and see if your chip is supported.

What version of XFree does Woody ship with?
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

I tried the stuff that you have mentioned.....but couldn't do it properly.

Code:
lspci -v | grep VGA

what is that "l" in between.

well, i tried "l", but no luck.

after trying that out, it gave me options, for entering the syntax properly.

Is there anything i have done wrong?

Moreover, the Xfree Version is seem to use is this one (If i am wrong about the numbers provided, plz tell me where can i find it!)

Xfree86.0
 
Old 05-10-2005, 10:29 PM   #4
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It's a "pipe" symbol -- not to be confused with a lower case L

On your keyboard, it may look like two short vertical lines, one above the other; possibly accessed via Shift - backslash. (Man pipe, to get an idea of what it does).

Cheers,

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:48 PM   #5
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yeah...Thanks.....

I will now try that....

Is that version of XFree appropriate?
 
Old 05-10-2005, 11:29 PM   #6
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I tried the stuff, and got the following output.

Code:
lspci -v | grep VGA
01.00.0 VGA compatible controller
S3 Inc. Unknown device 8d04 (prog-if 00[VGA])

Code:
lspci -n | grep 01.00.0
01.00.0 class 0.00.5333:8d04



What is that , and what am i required to do with that?



Yeah....I found that my Video card is compatible. (at least, it was there on the list)
it is

s3 graphics Pro savage DDR.

Last edited by duffmckagan; 05-10-2005 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:08 AM   #7
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try to autoconfigure the user interface

Code:
su
Code:
X -configure
Code:
cp /root/XF86Config.new /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
Code:
exit
Code:
echo startkde>.xsession
Code:
startx
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:27 AM   #8
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Last time i had tried

Code:
X -configure
I had got some error.

i will try that one that you have specified.

i will be back in a few min with my results.HOLD ON.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:47 AM   #9
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I tried

Code:
X -configure

And got the following output. (This is not the complete output as it is not possible to type it completely.
THis are just the last messages that I get.

Code:
(--)vmware guest X server 10.4.0 - build =

Fatal server error

XFree86 ha found a valid card configuration
Unfortunately the appropriate data has not been added to xf86pci info.h
Please forward scan pci -v ouput to XFree86 team.

When Reporting a problem.. .....etc.
info can be found in /var/log/Xfree86.0.log

What is the mistake that i am making?

Should i reinstall?

But are you sure that reinstalling will work?

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Old 05-11-2005, 02:16 PM   #10
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Well, you could manually edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file, or you could run an
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.27-2-686
apt-get upgrade
Another option would be to boot up a copy of Knoppix, and then (assuming that it comes up with X and Kde) copy across the XF86Config file that it creates. There's usually little point in doing a fresh install with Debian, as it was designed to be seamlessly upgraded anyway.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 05-11-2005, 02:40 PM   #11
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try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
 
Old 05-11-2005, 02:44 PM   #12
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Quote:
Another option would be to boot up a copy of Knoppix, and then (assuming that it comes up with X and Kde) copy across the XF86Config file that it creates
This is actually a very good idea if you can't come up with a proper XF86config!

Now, 01.00.0 class 0.00.5333:8d04 also tells you that the ID of your chip is 8d04 and this one is listed as supported by XFree86 4.3, but Woody ships with 4.1.

What I would do in your place is either apt-get dist-upgrade your install until you hit Sarge or Sid, both come with XFree86 4.3 anyway but Sid is a little more bleeding edge.
All it takes is a some additional sources in your /etc/apt/sources.list.

I don't understand why anyone would install Woody on a desktop machine anymore anyway, you can download full iso's of Sarge or you can do a Netinstall ...
 
Old 05-12-2005, 12:49 AM   #13
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I am just a quite of a Newbie.....

I got my Debian Woody CDs from a Frnd.....and would like to try Debian out.

I know that Sarge is the latest version.....But I too know that it is not yet stable completely.

It is still under development.

I will surely try Sarge out.....But ......after a few weeks.....when its quite stable.....

I will try the stuff that you all guys have told me to do.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2005, 06:59 AM   #14
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I have got those 2 Update Cds as well.

How can I make use of them?

I mean.....do they contain the latest kernel?

Do they contain the new X Server?....I mean the X Free 86
 
Old 05-12-2005, 02:13 PM   #15
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I know that Sarge is the latest version.....But I too know that it is not yet stable completely.

It is still under development.
I know Sarge -testing can be a frightening name, I used to feel the same about it.
But you can take my word for it, I'm using Sid - unstable and it's far more stable than anything else linux I've used in the past 4 years, includiding the Red Hats, Suses, Mandrake/ivas, Yopers, Libranets, etc ....

Go grab yourself a netinstall image of Sarge, apt-get dist-upgrade it to unstable and be a happy Debian user
 
  


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