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Re: installed with no X

On (19/11/03 23:41), Thinker wrote:
> After installing Debian 3.0r1 "woody" "stable" after rebooting the
> machine I get the error message...
> "I cannot start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely
> that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server
> output to diagnose the problem?"
> I then press Yes and I get a blank box with 100% at the bottom. I press
> enter to exit and return to the previous error message.
> What should I do from here to get X Working?
First you need to identify what part of the X configuration isn't
working.  Either as root (su) or sudo, if you have it installed type:

sudo less XFree86.0.log

the lines where you see (EE) are probably where the problem arises.
Armed with this information (again as root) type:

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

which will enable you to change the configuration of the offending
component (could be mouse or display most likely).

You may need to try different configurations by trial and error.



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