Re: Configuring XFree86 version 4
Thus spake Bob Proulx (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Deryk Barker <email@example.com> [2002-12-19 14:27:15 -0800]:
> > Has anyone persuaded the confiuration of xserver-xfree86 version 4 to
> > produce a usable XF86Config-4?
> Yes. Many times.
> > I've tried saying both yes and no to the framebuffer questin, which
> > was fingered in an earlier discussion of this, but neither works, and
> > I'm stuck in the "no screens found" mess.
> Start with framebuffer no. Some drivers support it and some do not.
> The 'nv' free software nvidia driver does not, for example. But the
> proprietary nvidia driver does.
> > Is there something obvious to look for? (Using Gefore 4 MX - vesa
> > driver - and generic monitor 1024x768@70Hz).
> To the best of my knowledge the nVidea GeForce uses the 'nv' driver
> not the 'vesa' driver. But I only have installed about six of those
> so far and so I could be wrong. Try reconfiguring using 'nv' with
> framebuffer no. I am guessing that will work.
'fraid not - No Devices found. The latest hardware compatibility HOWTO
says that vesa is the module to use for Geforce 4.
> Have you installed 'gpm', yes or no? Do you have a usb, ps2, imps2 or
> other mouse. Might as well ask as those will be the next questions.
No to gpm. ps2 mouse.
I had this same problem when I installed debian on my (about to be)
ex-machine (TNT2 card). Eventually I "cheated" by retrieving the old
config file M*****ke had built for me. Unfortunately that doesn't work
on the new system - and I'd like to be able to let debconf manage
I have tried the simple, medium and advanced options in attempting to
reconfigure and they all resuilt in the same problem:
Screen(s) found but none have a usable configuration
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