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Re: dist-upgrade (potato->woody): how to get X back up?

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:31:45PM -0800, nate wrote:
> will trillich said:
> > attached is the /var/log/XFree86.0.log file (sorry for the size)... hope
> > it sheds some light on this. i'd love to get X working
> > again. (why was it so easy in potato? was i just lucky?)
> sounds to me like /dev/mouse doesn't point to your mouse device. this
> is a very common problem when running X -configure
> if your mouse is PS/2 do:
> cd /dev
> ln -s psaux mouse
> if it's something else..well then you may need another driver(s) for
> USB or something before starting X, I think the default usb mouse
> device in debian 3.0 is /dev/input/mice or something

it's an elder box -- the mouse is a 9-pin, 2-row arrangement
(db-9 i believe) which apparently indicates a serial device?

gpm works fine in console mode... is there a way to funnel the
gpmdata thru to X?

and when i do the

	XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new

i do get the boilerplate bitmap with a centered (immobile)
pointer; but when i try startx (using the above config as
/etc/X11/XF86Config) i get only

(II) Module mouse: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for, module version = 1.0.0
(II) MGA: driver for Matrox chipsets: mga2064w, mga1064sg, mga2164w,
        mga2164w AGP, mgag100, mgag100 PCI, mgag200, mgag200 PCI, mgag400,
(--) Assigning device section with no busID to primary device
(--) Chipset mga2064w found
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for, module version = 0.1.0
(**) MGA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) MGA(0): RGB weight 888
(II) MGA(0): Matrox HAL module not found - using builtin mode setup instead
(--) MGA(0): Chipset: "mga2064w"
(==) MGA(0): Using AGP 1x mode
(**) MGA(0): Using framebuffer device
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for, module version = 0.0.2
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please send
the full server output, not just the last messages.
This can be found in the log file "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
Please report problems to submit@bugs.debian.org.

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).


I use Debian/GNU Linux version 2.2;
Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
DEBIAN NEWBIE TIP #88 from Jesse Goerz <jgoerz@linuxfreemail.com>
there was an easy way to browse it?
	apt-get install dhelp
or for those running the testing distribution, try
doc-central as well.

Also see http://newbieDoc.sourceForge.net/ ...

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