Debian PPC won't run X
I've just installed Debian to an old-ish iMac. It was working, but since I downloaded and installed the graphical desktop, it boots up to a black screen. I'm using kdm, if that makes any difference. Other than that, I have no clue about what's installed or how it's configured.
kill the xserver with ctl-alt-f1, login as root to a terminal, and kill kdm with
check out you monitor and screen settings in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4...is anything out of place? Check your monitor's vertical and horizontal sync ranges, this causes quite a bit of problems, and the debian installer is not great at setting these up correctly...yoiu may want to also chekc out your video drivers...
I looked at XF86Config-4, and nothing looked obviously wrong to me, besides really narrow hsync and vsync ranges. I backed it up and ran XF86Config to make a new one. It generates a fatal "no screens found" error when I start up X. Here are the relevant sections from my new XF86Config-4 file:
I'm a newbie, so this doesn't mean much to me. Maybe you can tell what's going on. Oh, and how would I go about making sure the video drivers are working right?
Identifier "iMac Nokia 447Xi"
Identifier "ATI Rage 128 Ultra"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "ATI Rage 128 Ultra"
Monitor "iMac Nokia 447Xi
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen "Screen 1"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
Um, I just changed the Driver line from "vga" to "r128". :oops: Please don't laugh. It still doesn't work though. now the errors I get are
Can't read V_BIOS
No DFP detected
then the server terminates with a "Caught signal 7" error.
This is meaningless to me.