[clug] Problem with X-windows under Debian (George Bills)

Richard Rose richard58 at bigpond.com
Thu Jun 19 21:10:31 EST 2003

Thank you for this information, it was just what I needed. And thank you 
to all the others who offered their advice.

Richard R :-)

George Selwyn Bills wrote:

>     I had a problem like this too.  X tries to start, then the screen 
> turns on / off rapidly a few times and I get a "Screen(s) found, but 
> none have a usable configuration.  Fatal server error: no screens 
> found" as the last error message (this is on a very old geforce 2 mx, 
> but I don't know if it's card specific.)  I eventually solved the 
> problem by reconfiguring X using debconf and specifying "no" to a 
> question about "using buffers or framebuffers for graphical output."  
> I can't remember the exact prompt, sorry...  (I remember it because at 
> the bottom was a note to the effect of "this setting can cause 
> problems - the safest option is to leave it on but feel free to turn 
> it off if it appears to cause problems.)  Hope that helped.
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 10:07:10PM +1000, Richard Rose wrote:
> >> Hi Guys,
> >>
> >> I am having a problem getting X windows working under Debian. I 
> recently
> >> moved from Red Hat to Debian, and after a few problems installing
> >> software, managed to install the x-windows-server, KDE, KDM and a few
> >> other items but when I try to start X I get the message 'Screen(s) 
> found
> >> but none configured'.

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