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Re: X doesn't start after installing debian

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On 03/13/08 01:23, Jan Brosius wrote:
> Hello,
> I installed debian 4.0 r3 amd64 on my laptop an Acer Aspire 9920. The
> graphic card is Nvidia 8600M.
> The installation went well until after the reboot. Then the X server
> didn't start. I installed then with apt the debian package n"vidia-glx".
> But when I then start X I get a blank screen  and I don't  even get  a
> console input.
> I there nothing I can do to install debian on my laptop.

Sure.  People do it all the time.

Since you can't get in via a normal boot, I suggest that you use a
LiveCD and disable [xgk]dm.  That way, the boot process will drop
you into the console and you can log in from there and diagnose your
problem.  (Note that this is one of the reasons why I don't like
display managers: just like with Eeeevil MSFT Windows, any X hiccup
can prevent you from logging in and fixing your problem.)

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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