Re: post install tidbits? [was Help with Linux selection please?]
On 12/24/05, Chinook <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Kent West wrote:
> > Chinook wrote:
> >> 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.
> Thanks Kent. Well I tried gdm and xdm with the resolution issue until I
> screwed it all up :-) and don't remember what I last did - xdm i think
> if wer're on the same page. Having only terminal mode, I don't know
> what to change to get back to gdm. I can't just enter it at the prompt
> if the other is running. I remember a config file that noted the
> default to use, but that will be a little difficult to discover again at
> this point. If you've a quick answer that would be nice, otherwise back
> to reading.
should do it