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Re: Help with debian

Kent West wrote:
> At 05:26 PM 8/22/1998 +1000, you wrote:
> >ThanX for all the help
> >but it installed it and when i ran "startx" it said
> >
> >X: exec of /usr/bin/X11/XF86_NONE failed
> >
> >PLease can u help me!!!
> >Thanx
> >
> The purpose of XF86Setup and xf86config (different progs to accomplish the
> same purpose) is to create the XF86Config file. This file contains settings
> for your X windows.
> In addition to this file, there's another file called /etc/X11/Xserver.
> This file specifies who can run X and which X server (video resolution,
> sort of) to use. The first line of this file specifies the X server. It
> sounds like that line is pointing to XF86_NONE. Use an editor (such as vi
> or emacs) to edit the file and change the first line to use XF86_VGA or
> XF86_VGA16 or XF86SVGA. If the first line does not reference XF86_NONE,
> then this is not the problem and you'll have to let us know.

	This isn't the preferred way of doing this.  Each xserver deb package
will automatically update the Xserver file. When you install an xserver
package it should say 'Make this server the default?' (something like
this).  Saying yes to this prompt will update the Xserver file
accordingly.  That it is set to 'NONE' means that you don't have any
server installed right now.

Ed C.

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