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Re: "No screens found"

On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 09:37:04PM -0600, Alex Gulla wrote:
> Hi my name is Alex and I'm trying to setup Debian 3.1.  I  have it all
> setup and i have kde and kdm installed and i cant seem to get them
> working.  whenever i enter "kdm" into the prompt, the screen goes
> completely black, then it just goes back to the prompt and nothing has
> changed.  When i type "startx" in the prompt, it goes through a whole
> bunch of what looks to be starting up X but then all i see is "Error:
> NO SCREENS FOUND".  I'm trying to install Debian on a Dell Optiplex

I guess that you have errors in your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. Look
for a file /home/<your user name>/.xsession-errors It should contain
errors messages from X. Wild guess(because it happened to me today):
If you just accepted the default suggestions when you were configuring
X and also did not reboot, your mouse is probably not working. This causes
X to abort, because X without a pointing device is pretty useless. But
this is just a wild guess.  Read the error messages to get a better idea
of what is wrong.


Paul E Condon           

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