RE: Problem installing xserver-xorg
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.
From: David Goodenough [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Mon 9/25/2006 9:36 AM
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:-
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?
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