on Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 11:45:08AM -0600, Kent West (email@example.com) wrote: > Allan Cairns wrote: > >Hi, > > > >Sorry if this is repeating a topic you've seen a dozen times before but > >I'm having real trouble starting X on my old celery 400 with the Intel > >i810 onboard graphics chip. > > > >I installed Debian Woody fresh and selected the i810 chip from the list. > >I also went conservative with my monitor settings as it's an old and > >crappy 14". On completion of the install and package install (done over > >web), it rebooted and tried to start x (GDM) over the text login prompt. > >After two or three goes it comes up with an error and asks me if I want > >to view the log (attached). It then asks me if I want it to try and > >configure X - this makes no difference. > > I suspect you used the default 2.2 kernel (uname -a); you'll probably > want to upgrade to a 2.4.x kernel to get better support on that board. > If "lspci" recognizes your video card, you're probably okay; if it says > something like "unknown chipset", you'll want to upgrade your kernel. Alternatively, use a current bootable CD distro (Knoppix, LNX-BBC, Morphix, Damn Small Linux, etc.), and do a chroot install. This is covered in section 3.7 of the official Debian Installation manual or at http://twiki.iwethey.org/Main/DebianChrootInstall Advantage: You're booting a current kernel with strong HW support, and have automatic detection and configuration of most (if not all) of you're system's hardware. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Gentoo is one step on the long road from Debian to Debian.
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