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Re: Mo longer memory question, now just 'startx'

Mike Yukish <mikeyukish@psu.edu> writes:

> When I try to do 'startx', a couple of full screens worth of
> messages flow past too fast to read before the screen goes blank,

As Georg said, you can redirect this to a file.

> then the background of the Debian logo appears, I get what looks to
> be an icon in the upper left corner of the screen that is labeled
> 'main', three icons in the upper right corner aligned vertically,

You're looking at the WindowMaker window manger :)

> then nothing else happens and the computer fails to respond to any
> mouse or keyboard actions short of the three finger reboot.

Hm,  can you switch to a virtual console?  Try typing

> I am running with 16 MB RAM and a 30 MB swap space. 

30MB of swap might be kind of tight.

> Forced video, no video driver, and 256 color. On reboot with a
> forced check, I get one unresolved dependency, I believe from (my)
> memory it is a ec503 or something. Sounds like a network thing.

You can probably ignore that.

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