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config X under woody -- trubble

okay, i've gone thru

	XFree86 -configure

and "startx" always borks out with errors. but after "xf86config" with a
slew of textual q&a, i try

	XFree86 -xf86config /etc/X11/XF86Config

i actually DO get a boilerplate background with the centered X
(altho it's apparently oversized -- as if displaying 800x600 on
a 640x480 close-up).

i'm hoping someday soon i manage to get a window to display,
even if it's an empty box.

what's the next step for a newbie in getting X back to the glory
days of potato? (i had it working back then, and it seemed
alarmingly easy by comparison. maybe i had a lobotomy and didn't
know it...?)

I use Debian/GNU Linux version 2.2;
Linux server 2.2.17 #1 Sun Jun 25 09:24:41 EST 2000 i586 unknown
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