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    Red face Fatal Error: No Screens

    Crash course in Linux!!!

    I am new to Linux/Unix systems. I am trying to make the change from Windows XP to Linux on my personal computer and have had a few problems. I have downloaded the KNOPPIX live DVD distribution and the Debian distribution. I have a newer computer, and apparently X Windows has some issues with my video card. KNNOPPIX works, but X Windows has a problem loading, then it fixes itself.

    Debian gives me a fatal error of "No screens found", and I have to do everything via command prompt. I have been reading some on how to fix this error, and have tried a few things that people have suggested to others on forums with no success (reinstall, reconfigure, etc). I want to install the update, but don't know how because it won't recognize my thumb drive in the /media folder. When I enter a CD it won't let me see the files with the 'ls' command. I downloaded the updates (ALL of them) from the website, but I don't know how to install it (or what to install, there are over 2000 files - If anyone knows what to do or has any suggestions I would really appreciate it.

    I believe I have an ATI card.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    HI gdoermann,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    did you try to install ATI driver? did you try 'vesa' driver? 'vesa' is a generic driver and works fine with most of cards.
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