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Hi, I recently installed Debian and when loading it for the first time my screen flashes on and off for a few seconds then says "I cannot start the x ...
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    Start X does not work


    Hi, I recently installed Debian and when loading it for the first time my screen flashes on and off for a few seconds then says
    "I cannot start the x server (your cgraphical interfance). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the proglem?"

    then i answer yes and the response is

    "warning: process set to nice value 0 instead of -10 as requested

    This is a pre-realese version of Xfree96, and is not suppored in any way. Bugs may be reported to xfree86@xfree86.org and patches submited please check the latest version in the xfree86 cvs repository (http://www.zfree86.org/cvs)

    xfree96 version 4.1.0.1 / w windows system
    (protocal version 11, revision 0, vender release 6510)
    Release date: 21 december 2001
    If the server is older than 6-12, or if your card is newer than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting problems. (see http://www.xfree86.org/faq)
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-rc1 i686 [elf]
    module loader present
    (==) log file: "/var/log/xfree86.0.log", time" sat oct 30 22:36:46 2004
    (==( using config file: "/etc/x11/xf86config-4"
    "


    anyways i have no idea what I am doing and just wondered if anyone has had something similar happen, also does anyone have any suggestinos to what i should do?

    Thanks

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    Release date: 21 december 2001
    If the server is older than 6-12, or if your card is newer than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting problems. (see http://www.xfree86.org/faq)
    first you'll probably want 2 update that... try using
    apt-get update xfree86
    or you might need to update your sources list to a higher revision, to include testing or unstable...

    also... why do the logs say xfree96? i take it u jst typed em?

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