September 11th, 2003, 03:30 AM
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?
Soyo Dragon Ultra Platinum
Athlon XP 1800
Geforce 4 Mx440
Onboard Realtek 8139 NIC
WD HDD 20gig
Smart Card reader
and some generic CDRW (ripped from a gateway comp)
I also have the Xfree86 error log file if that will help.
September 11th, 2003, 06:29 AM
Post your xfree log and i will help you. give this command a try too XFree86 -configure
September 11th, 2003, 02:58 PM
September 11th, 2003, 04:47 PM
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.
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September 11th, 2003, 07:15 PM
i thought that when i installed and selected install the "nv" module that, that was the driver
September 12th, 2003, 02:30 AM
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.
September 12th, 2003, 02:39 AM
can someone tell me what those programs he is using are for?
Cause: I net send LOZER at school
September 12th, 2003, 02:56 AM
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
September 12th, 2003, 04:54 AM
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.