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Re: Debian newbie..Unable to start X



25-07-2007, Mr Geo:

> I've just started to use Linux.

Congratulations!

> So I try to install Debian 4.0 into Power= Book G4 with the minimal
> base system.

OK, lets assume you don't scare of any shell scripting and text console
tools first, otherwise it will be very hard to yourself and to help you.
You are talking about base system. What do yo mean? AFAIK debian
installer have options like "Desktop", "WEB server", etc. Of course
you can install just a basic set by e.g. debbootstrap, anyway that's
not telling what do you actually have now.

> After installation, I've tried to reboot the PC but it was unable to
> load= into GUI environment(startx). The error was like this:
>
> Fatal server error:
> Caught signal 11. Server aborting.

You were requested to show logs at least. But let me ask again what
set of packages you have ATM? I would suggest to check to install
"xorg" package. It will pull everything to make successful "startx"

I use this set t bring startx to my laptop (with ATI VGA):

apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-input-synaptics \
xserver-xorg-input-kbd xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-input-mouse xorg

> My graphic card is Nvidia GeForce4 440
>
> Is there any problem with my configuration?

(Once again) You didn't show yours :-)

>
> Thanks,
> Geo
>
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> Hi,<br><br>I've just started to use Linux. So I try to install Debian 4.0=
>  into PowerBook G4 with the minimal base system.<br>After installation, I=
> 've tried to reboot the PC but it was unable to load into GUI environment=
> (startx). The error was like this:<br><br>Fatal server error:<br>Caught s=
> ignal 11. Server aborting.<br><br>My graphic card is Nvidia GeForce4 440<=
> br><br>Is there any problem with my configuration?<br><br><br>Thanks,<br>=
> Geo<br><p>&#32;
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><a href=3D"http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=3D48220/*http://tv.yahoo.com/";>Chec=
> k out tonight's top picks</a> on Yahoo! TV.=20

Do send HTML copies. Reconfigure your MUA, please. Thanks.

>
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