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Old 08-20-2005, 05:39 AM   #1
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Question Green Screen at Debian Sarge First time boot...NEWBIE

Dear Linuxiens,
I am a Newbie, I have installed sucessfully on my Laptop Asus M5N > Debian Sarge 2.6.8 from the Linux Format DVD magazine.
But when Linux try to launched the X-server > I got a green screen.
I don't know how to go back to the prompt as Debian try automatically to start the X server...
I know that I have to add in the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 the following line :

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "i810"
VideoRam 16384
>>>This line Option "DisplayInfo" "FALSE"

My question is very simple : How to Kill the X-server or go to the prompt as I have only a green screen at Linux debian startup ?
I have tried Ctrl+Atl+1 > untill Ctrl+Atl+9 > I couldn't go to the text mode to edit this file. Tried Alt+1....didn't work either....
Could you please, help on this. Thank you Lads.
Old 08-20-2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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You should read this.
Old 08-20-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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