Problems with Xfree86 on Sarge
Yesterday I decided to reactivate my Debian partition and install the
current Sarge on it, so I can *finally* get away from Wintendo. The
actual system installation, went perfectly well. No problems, just fine.
System boots without any fuss.
Then, shortly after checking out the system a bit, I decided that I'd
install Xfree86 and Gnome now, so I can work. On my last installation
(Woody) this worked fine, even with the unstable Gnome2 packages that I
had to get.
So I apt-get install'ed Gnome and xserver-xfree86 (xserver-common was
included) and then configured it. No problems with configuration, no
So I hammer "startx" into the keyboard and it gives me this:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 2: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 2: exec: /usr/bin/X11/X: cannot
execute: No such file or directory
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Getting that, I googled a bit and found an incredible two people who
share my problem. One is italian (and posted entirely in italian), the
other one spoke a really bad english, but I understood from both their
posts that they didn't manage to work this out.
Now I hope you guys can help me. I am relatively new to Linux (used SuSE
and Debian before, but never really "got into it") and thus have
absolutely NO idea what to do. I tried checking the files he states
there for errors, but couldn't really get anywhere.
Another problem is that I constantly have to boot from Debian to Win so
I can google, because I currently have only one computer here.
Before I will posts lots and lots of (maybe useless to you) information,
I will wait what you guys will need/request. :-)
Thanks a bunch!
P.S.: Btw, with dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, what is the correct
mouse /dev for a usb mouse?