Re: Help! Newbie install problem; simple solution?
Thanks--I think you have given me a path forward, but can you work
with my "newbie-ness" for a moment?
1. How would I attach the xorg.conf file? Do I need to redo the
install using a CD containing both my .iso file and your copy of
the .conf file? If you mean something else by "attaching a working
xorg.conf file", would you explain how to do that? Without a working
system, I can't move any file onto the system--or do anything else at
2. Recall that I can't do anything as root, because the system
'boots' to an unuseable login screen. There is no dual-boot or other
working system on this hardware, just my crippled Etch installation.
Please let me know if there is a way to interrupt the start-up of the
crippled login screens and type in the dpkg-reconfigure command that
you have provided.
I appreciate the assistance--it seems like this will be solveable
On Jan 1, 2009, at 5:12 PM, Bob Lounsbury wrote:
On Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 2:01 PM, deleteme <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have a New World iBook G3, and I'm installing
"Debian-40r6-powerpc-netinst.iso". Everything went smoothly until
boot-up of the new system. The log-in screen isn't rendered
top half is at the bottom and the bottom is at the top; also the
of the screen is blacked out. What am I doing wrong? (I was able to
my username and password, but after they were accepted the screen
I know that my hardware is normal because the display was fine with
and then it was fine rendering the Debian installation screens. Has
encountered this, and is there a known fix without a lot of "try
Yes, everytime I install Etch. I attached a working xorg.conf file or
you can run (as root):
Answer the questions and it will set up a proper xorg.conf file for you.