Re: post install tidbits? [was Help with Linux selection please?]
> I went through the dpkg-reconfigure and it would not let me select
> anything except 800x600 and 640x480. So next step I edited the file
> as Kelly mentioned to set 1280x1024. Then I rebooted and found I was
> in a pile of it. There is no more GUI (neither gdm or xdm will come up).
> Since, I have figured out that my selection of "ati" for a driver was
> likely what caused the max 800x600 issue and I should have used the
> driver "radeon," but there is no such driver in the Debian stable
> package I installed. XFree86 says there should be but it's not there.
Unless I'm mistaken, the "radeon" driver is non-free, and therefore
won't be in the Debian repositories. (But don't quote me, as I'm not sure.)
Also, are you still running XFree86, or X.org? Probably won't be much
difference at this point, but this could be an issue.
> Before I can go looking for it, I would like to get the GUI back. It
> boots into terminal mode because gdm/xdm fail, so I tried the
> dpkg-reconfigure again to get the configuration file back to where it
> was but the GUI still wont come back. I'm going to sleep on it then
> try something like nano against the file.
Once you edit the config file by hand, dpkg-reconfigure will no longer
touch it until you do the steps at the top of that file.
As a short-term "fix", you should be able to specify "vesa" as your
> PS: Times like this remind me of how much effort my Mac saves me :-)