Problems installing X
I had problems installing X, and as I am new to Debian - though not Linux,
I'd like to know if it was something I did or whether the Debian setup is
I previously installed 2.2 from a 2 CD set. Then I ran XF86Setup. When I
chose the Diamond V770 (TNT2) from the hardware list, it told me I needed
to get the svga driver. So, using apt-cache -search I found the
xserver-svga deb. I then ran apt-get -install xserver-svga.
This time XF86Setup went to completion and I thought I had a winner.
Unfortunately, when it tried to connect to the server I got multiple errors of
this sort: X11TransSocketUNIXConnet. My guess was that the server had not
really been installed or the setup was pointing to the wrong server.
I tried to get apt-get to tell me what it had installed when I ran apt-get
-install xserver-svga, but I couldn't figure out how to do that from the man
I finally got things working by running xf86Config (which told me it was
changing something in /etc/X11/xserver (I think thats the right file). Is
that file a Debian thing? I seem to recall that Redhat and Mandrake used a
soft link for something similar.
After that X would run but I found X keyboard errors when exiting X. Running
XF86Setup again and making sure the keyboard stuff was modified fixed that
So now I have a working X situation, but I want to know: Should apt-get or
XF86Setup have modified that /etc/whatever file? Was I supposed to know to
change it? If so, where is that documented?
Thanks. You all have already been a wonderful resource.
Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus (Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon)
-- Hogwarts School Motto