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Old 06-19-2003, 04:08 PM   #1
Registered: May 2003
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Distribution: Debian
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problems whit the x mode

I recently install debian in my machine and the x desnt start.
the error is the following:

fatal server error:
addscreen/screeninit failed for driver 0

i have a syncmaster 753df and my video card is a via technology on board.

i dont know what happens, but maybe someone could help me.

thanx for advanced.
Old 06-19-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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Have you tried running as root

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86SetupTricks and hints
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, most likely, you want the Linux IA32 driver

# Debian links
Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 For Intel x86
The Very Verbose Debian 3.0 Installation Walkthrough
Debian Package Management HOWTO Version 1.1

Last edited by fancypiper; 06-19-2003 at 05:20 PM.
Old 06-21-2003, 11:59 AM   #3
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thanx!! that really help me"!

see ya


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