On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 12:54:28PM -0400, Bill Jones wrote: > > Is this an ATI or nVidia video card? I do not use an xorg.conf file > on my ATI systems; however for nVidia systems the file I pointed you > to will work unless your xorg system is broken in some unknown way. Hi Bill, My video system is nVidea and configuring the xserver-xorg lets me choose the nv driver, and correctly names the video system to match what lspci shows. > > Did you simply try installing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.Dell270_Master > file as /etc/X11/xorg.conf ? No. What I first did was unpack the tgz package into a dummy directory, then copy xorg.conf to /etc/X11. After getting your current email, I tried two other things: 1. copying xorg.conf.Dell270-Master to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Running startx told me "no devices found" so next, I did: 2. I unpacked the tgz package into /etc/X11 instead of into its own dummy directory. Running startx now seems to work. > > Then Ctrl-Alt F7 and Ctrl-Backspace to see if the X Server starts up? ctrl-alt-F7 shows me the startx output in text mode, but ctrl-backspace does not restart the server. I normally terminate an X session with ctrl-alt-backspace, but this did not work either. Ctrl-C terminated the session and returned me to text mode with the last couple of lines from startx finishing the screen and a text mode prompt. > > Also, if this is a brand new install did you try updating the drivers? > apt-get update; apt-get upgrade; apt-get dist-upgrade > Many times. Once I even tried apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg to no avail. Finally, I just tried dpkg-reconfigure again and it still does not rewrite xorg.conf. The log file tells me it is using /etc/X11/xorg.conf but I can't seem to get any changes into it unless I add them manually. BTW, I am running a Sid system, not Etch, kernel 2.6.16. Chuck -- The Moon is Waning Crescent (1% of Full) Get downloads from http://www.mhcable.com/~chuckh and remember, INFORMATION WANTS TO BE FREE!
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