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Old 01-27-2006, 09:28 AM   #1
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Startx won't start

I got it working. How do I delete this thread?

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Old 01-27-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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First, take this information for what you paid for it. There are many experienced users in this group. I am only 1/2 experienced.

Did you run

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

to set up the gui?

Did you install from cd or did you do a netinstall?

After you installed did you run

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

That'd be the first thing I would do with Sarge.

Then as root try

apt-get install mdetect discover

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

The package mdetect is to detect the mouse. The program discover is to detect your other hardware.

I honestly thought Sarge didn't use xorg.

The hardware is compatable as per

But they tested use newer distros/kernels.

My guess is it would work fine if you were installing unstable (sid), or even using a 2.6.X kernel. The newer kernels have things built in that the old ones needed special patches and modules for.

What kernel did you install? uname -a

Good luck,
Old 01-27-2006, 10:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response! Actually I just got it working after trying about a dozen "how to" directions. Took me a couple days but I got it working. Thanks again!


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