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Old 07-25-2003, 06:22 AM   #1
Bruce Hill
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Fatal server error installing Debian

I am installing Debian, and using "The Very Verbose Debian 3.0 Installation Walkthrough" with Debian 3.0r1 and the Woody NONUS binary 1.

At Choosing a Window Manager I typed startx at the prompt, but now it says:
(WW) ATI: PCI/AGP Mach64 in slot 1:0:0 could not be detected!
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

And it's back at the root prompt.

I have a ATI Radeon 9000 64 MB AGP card. Got all the specs, and it worked fine with RH9.
How can I fix this so that I can continue with the install?


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Old 07-26-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
Bruce Hill
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Disappointing that no one who viewed this post knew the answer.

The video card was not recognized. Eventually I got to ATI's site and read that the driver is NOT ATI, as one would expect. It is vesa. After that change was made by running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, it booted to the X server just fine.
Old 07-27-2003, 12:41 AM   #3
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ya... but a big thanks to you for posting the answer when you found it. any newbies out there viewing this... this is soo nice to see.

big ups to chinaman!


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