Re: Beginner Question
>I recently purchased Dale Scheetz's book "The Debian Linux User's Guide"
>and installed Debian Linux 1.3 on my 486. I have been unable to get
>XWindows working inspite of several days of effort.
>i486 w/ 16 meg
>Linux 1.3 booting using a dual boot system and loadlin
>24speed ide CDROM
>Diamond Speedstar Pro video card chip #s (CL-GD5426-80QC-B 21943-189AC)
> with 1 meg on board mem
>Monitor: ARCHE model 214S SVGA
>I can run XF86Config and everything seems to setup OK but when I run
>xdm from the prompt the screen goes blank and no XTERM is displayed.
>Every combination I have tried has resulted in the same results.
>If I run XF86Config a second time using the existing config file I get an
>error reading the XF86Config file. (Sorry I don't have the exact error
>message since I am sending this from the WIN95 side of the system. I
>don't have PPP working yet either.)
>I suspect the problem is because I missed something but I don't know what
>it could be. I don't have the documentation on the monitor or the video car
Look at /var/log/xdm-errors for anything that xdm may have produced.
Try using startx when you are already logged on, to see what messages appear on the
Have you installed xbase? (Sorry - I hope that's a silly question.)
Which X server have you installed?
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
Isle of Wight http://www.lfix.co.uk/oliver
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