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Re: Trouble configuring debian

Paul wrote:
> I?ve tried with xf86config, and even selecting the minimum (VGA, 16
> colors, etc) It Doesn?t work. I?m desperate. I need to get this done to
> work in my ph.d. thesis, as Soon as possible.

Welcome to the school of hard knocks. 

Make sure discover, read-edid and xserver-xfree86 are installed. Run
"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86". If the defaults fail, run it again
and try the "vesa" driver.

Take notice of any error messages you might see, and act upon them. You
might find it useful to "dpkg --purge xserver-xfree86" and reinstalling it
if debconf mistakenly thinks your bad config is a custom configuration.
The object is to remove /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and clear debconf of it.

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