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Old 03-12-2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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X-Windows Won't Work/Freezes, Help?

I've installed debian according to's tutorial.

The thing is, upon doing 'startx' at command prompt (root, btw), it freezes, can't quit, can't move mouse.
So I run 'xfree86config' and use all defaults, bus mouse (usb right?), default VGA moniter, 8 bit depth, etc.
Now I get 'No correctly configured Screens' followed by 'No Screens', making in not boot. I also get a 'No Core Pointer Installed' error.

Note also I had the same problem trying it with PS/2 mouse also, same errors.

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Old 03-13-2005, 03:59 AM   #2
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I tried reinstalling the entire system. does same thing....I feel as if I am out of luck?
Old 03-13-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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Did you install any drivers? WHich video card do you have? If it's Nvidia install the driver from the site and use the module nvidia as driver. Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 it could ask easier questions.
Old 03-13-2005, 04:38 AM   #4
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post your XF86Config(-4) file, for a usb mouse, I like to use the IMPS/2 protocol. also, what graphics chipset?
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Actually, I was just trying to use the standard 'vga' driver.......
Although I do have a nvidia Geforce MX 420 w/ TV out. I think it's neat Nvidia actually sees linux drivers as a good idea...

I'll try that. Also, I can't really post my Config file, as I'm on a dif computer. The other IS on the network, just don' t have a browser on it. I can't find out how to set the root of my FTP (ftpd). Any ideas on that? While I'm at it, why can I localhost connect to it's telnet, but not from the rest of the network (Isn't refuse, just can't connect).

Old 03-13-2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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I tried that. The screen works fine, but.....It freezes. I still have no Idea what to do. I should be using /dev/psaux for PS/2 mouse, right?


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