Re: unable to install "woody" on i386
I seem to be unable to install Debian 3.0 on my computer. That is to
say: everyting goes without any problems. After the end of the
installation-process I am asked to log in. I do this and again
sucessfull. Then I type "startx" and I get the message:
"x connection to: 0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)"
Furthermore I read
Note: Installing Debian and installing X are two totally different
things. You have successfully installed Debian, or you wouldn't be able
to login and type "startx". What you haven't successfully installed
and/or configured is X (the X Window System).
You should be able to find a log of the X attempt in
/var/log/XFree86.0.log. Look in that file for any lines that begin with
(WW) and (EE). Those are the lines that should provide the info needed
for fixing your problem. The error message you posted above are generic
messages that are essentially meaningless.
Probably what has happened is that your video settings are incorrect,
and there are "no screen" settings defined in your X setup that work
with your hardware. These settings are stored in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.
Although you can manually edit this file by hand, as a general rule you
want to avoide doing that on Debian systems and instead run
"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86". Some things to pay attention to are
the video chipset driver ("ati" vs "vesa" vs "nv", etc), the
horizontal/vertical refresh rates, the resolutions you want to try to
use, and the number of colors. You may want to try dropping your
resolution/colors to see if you can make any progress.
At any rate, post the error messages in the log as I mention above;
that'll go a lot farther toward helping us to help you.