Re: starmax 3000 install problems
On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 02:19:59PM +0000, Nicholas Helps wrote:
> Hello all,
> Thanks for the comments on this. What solved it was redoing the "make system bootable" bit again (this sorted out
> the boot-device setting) and then just entering "Linux" at the boot: prompt. I did have to go back and start the
> whole install process again prior to this, since the installer got confused otherwise and asked for log-in
> password that had not yet been set...
> After all this, I get to the point where I can boot back into linux and it starts off the HD. However, one other
> little problem is that X will not start. It chucks up some errors about not being able to start the server, then
> bombs out and goes to consol mode. Maybe I have not set all the properties right during the installation process.
> I am thinking it might be screen res or colour depth (I also mucked up the mouse setting and used a PS2 mouse not
> the setting that is listed in the installer... whoops!).
> Anyone got some ideas as to how to alter this (? x.conf file) and what the sort of settings might be? I have what
> came with the starmax in terms of display hardware (1MB of video ram, the standard built-in display adaptor) and a
> 15" apple multiscan monitor. The mouse is the standard ADB mouse supplied with the system.
Be sure you enter a Bus ID (you can figure out what it should
be using lspci).
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