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Old 02-10-2005, 07:11 AM   #1
Neomorpheus
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startx problem


Hi, I recently bourght the Debian 3.0r4 DVD, and after getting through the installation, and then finding out i had to type startx i get an error about, no screens found.

I read sumwer its to do with my graphics card, which is NVIDIA GeForce4 4800 Ti SE.

Ive downloaded the driver from nvidias site and tried installing that and run into even more errors such as :- No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel.

Ive tried changing the driver from "nv" to "vesa" and "vga" but each time i get an error, no suitable display found.
I setup my monitor in the installation though.

Can anyone help me, i just want to at least get into a desktop at try it out from there, not much fun stuck on command line.

Thanks.

Last edited by Neomorpheus; 02-10-2005 at 07:25 AM.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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If that's your only problem, the driver should be "nvidia"
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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use the search function on the site, this question has been asked and answered many times.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 07:47 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help chinaman, but it doesnt work.
I changed it to "nvidia" but now i get a "cant open module nvidia, module does not exist" error.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 08:17 AM   #5
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Sorry that earlier I forgot my usual...

Welcome to LQ!

however, qwijibow is absolutely correct. This question
is asked quite frequently. You should do 3 things:

(1) download, read, maybe print, and follow the file of
instructions from Nvidia;

(2) search our forums, especially this Debian forum;
this thread might be a good starting place

(3) read How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
by Eric S. Raymond and Rick Moen;
and the LQ brief version How To Ask A Question

Just a word to the wise. If you're going to run a Linux
operating system, you're going to need help from places
such as this. The younger, less experienced people will
give you an answer (usually their guess) at the drop of a
hat. The older, more experienced guys won't look at the
posts you make if it's like this one. You don't really tell
any errors, what steps you took, or much about your
system.

When a "guru" needs to ask you questions just to get to
first base to help you, 99 out of 100 will skip your thread.

I'm still wet behind the ears, and just want to help you...
 
  


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