Re: Debian Woody/unstable?testing?unsure x-window-system display not showing ANY text
Dear Sir, I will help you but ...
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On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 01:32:51PM -0700, Alexander.Henry@asu.edu wrote:
> Hello. A mishap with my Debian distribution has forced me to purge my
> x-window-system and reinstall about three times over. Each time I do so, X
> doesn't seem to want to use fonts. Any fonts, not for menus, not for the
> login window, nothing.
All you needed may have been (from root):
# dpkg-reconfigure --p=low xserver-xfree86
> The mishap which caused this was me absent-mindedly allowing deselect to do
> what it wanted: the sources list still requested the testing distribution
> after Woody was released as stable, and downloaded 300+ package updates.
> After doing so, graphics were defunct: instead of loading into a graphical
> login window per KDE after booting, my monitor wheezed five times, then Linux
> dumped to the standard text login. My impatient solution was to rip out
> everything X and put it back in, with not much luck so far.
If you save .deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/ you do not need to
download again. Maybe put it in separate partition and keep out of
your way :)
Anyway, are you ATI Mach64 user, then install X3. X4 does not work on
But your symptom sounds like X screen refresh rate problem. Old monitor
can not do fast refresh:
Identifier "Nanao F550i"
If HorizSync is too fast, monitor shut itself off (if you are lucky
like me) or monitor smokes.
> I'm two steps short of reformatting this hard drive. I am now going to read
> through apt HOWTOs and some x-window material before doing so, and hope to
> have a working Linux system before I start any serious school work. I'd
> appreciate any suggestions, thanks.
No. (At lease keep deb package.)
Let's fix XF86Config-4 (for X4) or XF86Config (for X3).
To pick set of package (Like what you lost for X) and regain reasonable
set of fonts etc.
# dselect update
should help you.
Read more on my "Debian Reference" for package handling tricks.
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