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Trouble Starting X

Hi --

I'm running Debian 2.2 and this is a new experience for me.

I'm trying to get X running using the frame buffer device.
At the moment when I do a startx I get a sort of off-white
screen for a moment, then I get the familiar X screen with
the big X planted in the middle (which, incidentially, I
can even move with the mouse).  The problem is that the
screen doesn't stick.  It only remains for about a second
and then disappears after which I see the following: 

XFree86 Version 3.3.6 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release Date: January 8 2000
	If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
	than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
	problems.  (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Linux 2.2.17pre10 i686 [ELF] 
Configured drivers:
   FBDev: Server for frame buffer device
   (Patchlevel 11): mfb, cfb8, cfb16, cfb24, cfb32
(using VT number 4)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: PS/2, device: /dev/psaux, buttons: 3
(**) FBDev: Graphics device ID: "Primary Card"
(**) FBDev: Monitor ID: "Primary Monitor"
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
(**) FBDev: Using default frame buffer video mode
(--) FBDev: Frame buffer device: VESA VGA
(--) FBDev: Video memory: 32768K @ 0xe0000000
(--) FBDev: MMIO regs: 0K @ (nil)
(--) FBDev: Type 0 type_aux 0 bits_per_pixel 8
(--) FBDev: Hardware accelerator: None
(--) FBDev: No driver support for hardware acceleration
bpp = 8, depth = 8, BitsPerRGB = 6
(--) FBDev: Using cfb8 driver

waiting for X server to shut down 

Here is my XF86Config file:

Section "Files"
    RgbPath	"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"

Section "Keyboard"
    Protocol	"Standard" 
    AutoRepeat	500 30

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol	"PS/2"
    Device	"/dev/psaux"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "Primary Monitor"
    HorizSync   31.5-48.5
    VertRefresh 55-90

Section "Device"
   Identifier      "Primary Card"

Section "Screen"
   Driver          "FBDev"
   Device          "Primary Card"
   Monitor         "Primary Monitor"
   SubSection "Display"
      Modes        "default"

If anyone has any thoughts on what I can do to fix this, I'd
really love to hear them.  Thanks.

     ... doug
Doug Jolley     mailto://doug@footech.com      http://www.footech.com
         Don't bogart that file, my friend.  Net it over to me.

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