no X in inspiron 5150 (no screens found)
I recently received my brand new Dell Inspiron 5150. Obviously, I
proceeded immediately to wipe Windows off and installed Debian. So far,
everything is going good except I haven't managed to get xfree working.
I'm using testing (xfree 4.2.1), but x won't start, it complains about
"no screens found". These are the last lines from the XFree86.0.log:
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01:00:0
(EE) No devices detected.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
The machine has a Radeon Mobility 9000 (32MB), which some people have
reported as working. I tried generating config files from debconf,
xf86config and even a file from a guy who has a webpage about installing
linux on the 5150, and which works for him (he uses Crux linux).
Actually, not even xf86cfg starts, even though I see in the log that the
radeon module gets loaded. It just exits with a "fatal server error"
but I don't see any other problems in the log.
Any clues? TIA