ok thanks nikita, changing the videoram to 8mb did it.
so i had a working x on a potato system
afterwards i change /etc/apt/sources.list to unstable and
but when i wanted to
it didnt work, it didnt find a file /etc/X11/X
so i created a symlink from /usr/bin/X11/XF86_3dlabs to /etc/X11/X
it still didnt work
when i tried to run
manually as root
it gave an error that it didnt find the XF86Config file and that it looked
but not in /etc/X11/XF86Config
so i copied the file into /etc/ and then when i ran
manually i got an X up
but i still cant run it as a user (altough i checked the Xwrapper.conf)
but when i check the versions of my X packages i get this
alpha:~# dpkg -l 'xserver*' |grep ^.i
ii xserver-3dlabs 3.3.6-11potato X server for 3DLabs GLINT and
ii xserver-common 4.0.1-10 files and utilities common to all X
ii xserver-vga16 3.3.6-11potato X server for VGA graphics cards
so, mixed up versions ???
am i in the middle of an upgrade or what did i do wrong upgrading ?
thanks in advance
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nikita Schmidt" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: xserver-3dlabs
> On Monday, 18 Dec, Bruno Waes wrote:
> > i have a PWS a500 (miata) with a ELSA Gloria Synergy graphics card, i
> > install from the debian binary1 cd and installed via simple the X
> > after the installation i did an apt-get upgrade to the latest versions
> > potato). but when i want to startx as a user i get a graphical screen,
> > the 2/3 under half of the screen being filled with greenish scanlines
> > the 1/3 top being the normal grey rastered X background, but after a few
> > seconds it just exits again with this attached error.
> > any idea what is wrong ?
> Are you sure your card has just 1 Mb video RAM? Mine has 8, and I don't
> set the VideoRAM parameter in XF86Config - the server detects it
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