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    GUI problem with Debain test version

    I have installed Debian (test version) and I cannot see the graphical interface. I did a minimal install from Debian CD and over the network and for some reason tasksel did not work for me. I therefore installed x-window-system later using apt-get. Now when I start "startx" I am getting a silver color blank display. I looked at XF86 file and I see it recognized my graphics card ATI mobility radeon but I dont understand why I can't see the GUI.

    My laptop is a Sony vaio, graphics card is ATI mobility radeon 9200.

    I am new to linux, can anyone help me in fixing my gui working.


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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    first did you install any sort of display manager? (i.e. xdm, gdm, kdm?)
    second, did you install any sort of window manager/desktop environment? (i.e. gnome, kde, fluxbox, etc.)

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    thanks laker,
    I didnt had window manager, desktop environment packages. After installing these packages, my gui is working perfect.

    thanks for you time

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