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Re: A couple of more issues...

on 9/4/01 8:49 AM, Colin Walters at walters@verbum.org wrote:

>> - Finally X windows won't start up. Period. It has nothing to do
>> with kernel 2.4.8. It has been like that even since I did the update
>> to woody. If I enter the command startx, it tells me that it can't
>> stat /etc/X11/X.
> Hm, strange.  Do you have the `xserver-xfree86' package installed?

No, I didn't. Thanks for pointing that problem to me. How come was I able to
install xfree86 with out being warn about not selecting xserver? Does that
mean that I need to select the individual xfree86 packages manually? This
would be really hard to remember all the names of various packages if it was
the case. I probably misunderstood something.

When I do apt-get install xserver-xfree86, I get a nasty string during
installation that shows in the dialog next to ok, stating that 'Failed to
open configuration file /etc/exim/exim.conf'. I think that I read this in
another message. Not sure what is causing it.

I got my XF86Config-4 file from someone who's got the same iBook 2001. When
I do a startx, the error message I get is: no screens found. The log stated
that Screen(s) found but none have a usable configuration (!) I checked that
my screen was set correctly for this machine and it seems like it. FYI, I
run the xfree86 from Woody (4.0.3). Has anyone with a similar machine ran
into that problem?

Do you have any more suggestions? Thanks for your help in advance.


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