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Old 08-08-2003, 10:20 AM   #1
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Question Installation help

Ok first I am about 3 day new to Linux. A friend has turned me on to Linux and set it up on my computer. Everything worked fine at first but the computer crashed. I went to reinstall it form a CD I got off line and then the problem started. Well my friend has left town and wont be back for sometime. My question is this I have installed the Dibian Linux onto my computer and it all went in ok. I am now running into a problem when I restart my computer. It goes threw the set up just fine until I come to the root and password. The screen flickers a few times and as it does so a window pops up and says I cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem? Yes No.

Well when I click yes it goes on to the next screen which is the setup screen. Well I go threw the set up and select my NVIDIA card and monitor and click ok. I click ok and poof it does the same thing and takes me back to the same screen.

What am I doing wrong and can someone help me out. I have spent almost all of my 3 days online looking at web pages and I think part of my head has blown up on the inside.

TNT Nvidia
And a basic Dell Trinitron monitor

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Old 08-08-2003, 10:28 AM   #2
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I ran into similar problems. Did you try re-installing again from CD?

Also, the configuration file for X server is /etc/X11/XF86Config

look in that file and see if the settings make sense

That's about all I've got. good luck.
Old 08-08-2003, 10:37 AM   #3
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I checked the configuration file for X server is /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

is the -4 the issue ?
Old 08-08-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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NO, the -4 is not the issue. It sounds like your drivers are not installed properly or you have not edited the XF86Config-4 file correctly. So open that XF86Config-4 file and go down to where it says "Driver "nv" " and change the "nv" to "nvidia". See if that helps.



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