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Bug#406177: probably a general problem concerning latest X-Version

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Package: xserver-xorg, installation-reports
Severity: grave
Justification: fails a successful install on a new system

Peter Mattern wrote:
> Within the last months I could install several different etch-Versions
> (beta, RC1) on both a desktop system based on Gigabyte's GA-M55plus-S3G
> (grapics: nvidia GeForce 6100) and an Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro 2055
> (graphics VIA UniChrome) without any problems concerning X. This means,
> the installer chose, lacking a special driver for the graphics, the vesa
> driver, enabling me to install the proprietary nvidia driver and the one
> from openchrome.org in a second step - all without any problems.

Hmm, probably due to backporting xorg from Ubuntu.

> Since a couple of days I also get the message about the missing kbd and
> mouse modules - on both machines, and using exactly the same old RC1
> installation media. Furthermore, the debian installer installs only the

I have seen this too on a fresh installation on a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505

After the installation of the system the kbd and mouse modules are not
installed. Nor are the video drivers.

> fglrx (!) driver. The problem also appears the same way using weekly
> snapshot and daily build of 2007/01/06.
> Solution:
> Manually install xserver-xorg-input-kbd/mouse, xserver-xorg-video-vesa
> (the lack of this module after the normal installation is the reason why
> just entering the module within xorg.conf doesn't work).

Yes, this fixed it for me, too.

> Run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, chose the manual recognition of the
> graphics card and thus urge X to use the vesa driver.
> Then, in a second step the appropriate driver can be installed.

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