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    Debian 3.0 and XFree86 ?'s

    Hello, I kinda have a problem. I just got done downloading Debian 3.0 Everything installs fine but when i goto log in X wont start. It gives the error No Screens found. I have searched here and on google and tried everything i could think of. Still no Luck. I think the error may lie between the keyboard and the chair b/c Knoppix boots up fine Slackware works, along with Suse, Mandrake and Redhat.

    The only thing i could think of is, I went and checked what version of X came on the Slackware CD it says Xfree86 4.3.0 while the debian CD says 4.1.0. Could this be causing the problem?

    System Specs:

    Soyo Dragon Ultra Platinum
    Athlon XP 1800
    768mb ram
    Geforce 4 Mx440
    Onboard Realtek 8139 NIC
    Sound C-Media
    WD HDD 20gig
    Smart Card reader
    floppy
    and some generic CDRW (ripped from a gateway comp)



    I also have the Xfree86 error log file if that will help.
    http://www.AntiOnline.com/sig.php?imageid=517

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    Post your xfree log and i will help you. give this command a try too XFree86 -configure

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    Here it is.
    http://www.AntiOnline.com/sig.php?imageid=517

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    terms of reliability and security. -Bill Gates

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    You will need the NVIDIA drivers.

    Get them from their website: http://www.nvidia.com/linux

    Read the instructions & off you go.

    Let me know how you get on.

    Steve
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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    i thought that when i installed and selected install the "nv" module that, that was the driver
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    It don't think it recognizes your card , newer card old xfree? . The nvidia drivers should work and they are much better anyways. Debian is not a bleeding edge distro they tend to stay with the tried and true as you can see by the version/age of x you get.

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    interesting

    can someone tell me what those programs he is using are for?
    Cause: I net send LOZER at school

    EFFECT: suspension

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    h4ck.51gn, XFree86 is the unix desktop server app. It's mainly for running an xterm, or Gnome, KDE, blackbox, flubox window managers. Without it you can't run Desktop app's or a desktop.

    hope that explains it for you

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    Ok i fixed it. If anyone has a similar problem this is what i did.

    First I reinstall with the bf24 options to load the 2.4.x kernel

    Second I recompiled the kernel for all the **** on my system

    And Finally i Downloaded the dirvers from nvidia and installed them.
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    the Open Source model doesn\'t offer any great benefit in
    terms of reliability and security. -Bill Gates

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