Re: Installing debian
Sounds like all is OK except X isn't being setup properly for you.
>From installing woody, you will need to run xf86config to setup your
Its kinda picky and you must choose the right hardware.
Once you have that setup correctly, install xdm if it isn't already
or just run startx.
There's an older X windows setup command for potato, can't exactly remember it.
XF86Setup or something.
Quoting steve <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Hi .....
> I hope i am sending this to the right list........ I
> am a linux newbie & my problem is that i cant get debian installed on my
> pc ..... i have installed other linux systems with no problems (redhat
> / mandrake / suse) ect, but thought i would give debian a try.. I have
> tried various debian cd's 2.2r4 + 2.2r5 & also debian woody beta,
> but i seem to only get upto the same part every time... with both the
> 2.2 debians i get a message saying my graphics card has not been
> identified maybe it is one that debian does not know about, so i cant
> get no further with this & with woody the install goes as far as
> installing any programs that i want, but then i get a error message
> saying that some of the packages wont install (trying again might solve
> this problem) but no ....... & if i do get past this stage i get to the
> screen that asks what graphics card do i have ..... when chosen (it is
> in the list) & i have finished with the setup & reboot my pc i get to
> the screen asking for my login & password ( i have selected the x
> windows system in the selection of packages + gnome or kde ) but after
> login i just get a # prompt, when i type start x i get a message saying
> no screens found.. so i cant continue using it, Could this be due to
> my AGP graphics card not being surported or maybe just bad cd images
> bugs ect that i have downloaded ?
> I know this is not a lot to go on but any info you could give me would
> be of help as i am looking forward to trying this system out..
> MY PC INFO_ _if this is of help_
> MOTHERBOARD - MSI k7T pro2-A (ms-6330)
> ATHLON (thunderbird) 800mhz
> GRAPHIC CARD - ATI Radeon 700 AGP
> OR NVIDA gforce 2 mx AGP
> PS: Both of these cards have been tried both with the same message..
> Thanks : Steve
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