Re: no xserver
anthony baldwin wrote:
I installed woody for the first time yetserday on a frankenstein box I
made outta spare parts (It has run redhat).
I had several issues, starts and restarts, but I finally got through
the entire install and rebooted...and the xserver wouldn't start...
Lots of possibilities. What happens when you type "startx"?
You might want to try "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86".
More details, please.
This is a bit frustrating, I must say. It certainly doesn;t take me all weekend to install Red Hat. Of course, I know that Debian is not trying to make money, just
build great FREE software, and I respect that.
Debian runs on almost /everything/; accordingly, the Debian installer
can't get way with making assumptions about the hardware and what the
user wants the way Redhat /et al/ can. This means that the installation
doesn't always go as smoothly as other distros. On the other hand, you
only have to install a Debian system once; maintenance and upgrades are
easy. Some of the other distros, when it comes time to upgrade, you
essentially have to do a re-install. (I understand that things are
getting better in this regard.) Debian has its priorities elsewhere than
in an easy-to-install system (although it's worlds better than it was a
couple of versions ago - thanks, guys!)
I have an old monitor that someon was throwing away (can't handle more than 800x600 at 60, and 256 colors, even). The video is onboard the mobo, an MSI G11-CB00056
As exasperating as your install is, I totally dig the true spirit of freedom and community that Debian appears to embody.
For reference, I have only about 10 months experience using Linux all together. I have installed and used several RedHats (7.0-8.0), Corel(debian based, right?
Yes, Corel is Debian-based, as is Lindows (think $300 Wal-Mart PC).
but has a graphical install that is much easier to follow), Blue Linux, and Lycoris.
Further, I am an English teacher, not a computer scientist (trying to learn).
Any assistance appreciated. Maybe I saw you at freenode irc #debian (I am tony, photodharma or zenteach).
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