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Re: Problem installing xserver-xorg

On Monday 25 September 2006 14:54, Stephen Yorke wrote:
> Guess it is not just me having this issue...I was going to dual boot my
> Laptop but after testing with Microsoft Virtual Server & VMWare and seeing
> this error...think I will wait.
> If you want to reproduce it...debootstrap sid, change root to the sid
> directory and 'apt-get install xserver-xorg-core xorg'
> It will blowup on you terribly...and yes...it is hard to break out of it
> but you will finally hit CTRL-C at the proper time to kill it.  The only
> think I have traced it to thus far is my Locale issues...but I can't see
> that causing this issue.
Well it might be relevant (the Locale bit that is) as I too get endless
messages about locale not being set so using default C locale.

I have set LC_ALL to "en_GB" and locale -a lists en_GB as an available
locale, but the problem persists.

> -Stephen
> ________________________________
> From: David Goodenough [mailto:david.goodenough@btconnect.com]
> Sent: Mon 9/25/2006 9:36 AM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Problem installing xserver-xorg
> I am trying to install xorg on an HP 9010 laptop.  It was installed but the
> hard drive died and so I took an old 2.5" drive I had which had linux on it
> with XFree86 (and a SIS screen configured) and I am trying to upgrade it to
> work on this new machine.  I got rid of the old XFree86 code (I think I got
> rid of all of it) and then I asked it to install xorg.  When configuring
> xserver-xorg it asks if the PCI address for the video card is right (it
> is), asks if I want to use a FrameBuffer device (I have tried both yes and
> no) and then is comes up with a panel which says:-
> Configuring xserver-org
> Empty value
> A null entry is not permitted for this value.
> This is repeated in what appears to be quite a tight look ad-infinitum
> and it is quite difficult to break out of (but I did eventually).
> There is nothing to say which value is null and I am at a loss to see
> how to progress from here.
> Anyone got any ideas?
> David
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