New Debian install problem
A mouse pointer is a good thing as it means X is probably working.
To get a login window you need a "display manager" of some sort.
Usually its "gdm", but could also be mwm, kdm, and several others (I
Make sure that gdm is installed, e.g.
ii gdm 2.20.10-1 GNOME Display Manager
Your version may not necessarily match mine. jDepending on your setup
you may be running one of the other display managers.
dpkg --list | grep -i "manager"
and see what shows up.
If there is a display manager installed, then there is some issue with
the start-up scripts.
>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Allegro <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Mike> I just installed Debian 5.0 and it seem to install just fine.
Mike> After the installation I rebooted my computer and Debian Linux
Mike> loaded up, when it goes into the graphics part I see a blue
Mike> screen with a symbol that reminds me of the hour glass symbol
Mike> from Microsoft Windows. After the symbol disappears it should
Mike> go to the login screen but it does not. It goes to a solid
Mike> white screen where there is nothing but the mouse pointer. I
Mike> am not sure what is going on? Do you have any ideas? Could
Mike> it be a problem with my graphics card? I have the following
Mike> in my computer;
Mike> AMD 1.2 Ghz processor 512 Mb Ram Diamond graphics card with
Mike> ATI 9250 chipset with 128 MB ram 80Gb hard drive CD Drive CD
Mike> Any help would be appreciated!!!