[clug] Problems running X server on Debian

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Mon May 31 05:23:56 GMT 2004

On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 06:21:39PM +1000, Prometheus wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Has anyone had problems trying to run x-server on Debian? If so then
> maybe my problem may sound familiar. After apt-getting X-windows, I set
> up my configuration using 'xf86config', then tried to start the server,
> which consequently crashed.  It seems that my configuration is stuffed,
> but I don't know what part of it is crashing the server.  I have already
> sent an email to the debian support group, but if anyone is familiar
> with this problem, please reply.
> Attached is the log file of the error (you will find the error at the
> end of the log).

I think you forgot to attach the logfile.

What version of Debian are you using?
Which xfree86 package do you have installed?

I run Sarge a fair bit, and it's configured by a bunch of debconf questions,
and can also autodetect, so I haven't run xf86config in a long time.

What sort of video hardware do you have?



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