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    Xserver help

    I have installed Debian 3.1, and then in aptitude installed gnome and all of it's dependant files. Now, when I run X, I get the error

    Fatal server error:
    No screens found

    and when I run gdm or gnome-session, I get

    (gnome-session:6970): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

    help is greatly appreciated

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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    Have you configured X with the use of the
    command so that you have a working /etc/X11/xorg.conf file?
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    Gave up on Debian and went to Ubuntu. Now, Ubuntu just randomly hangs/freezes/quits to the login app.

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    Linux Newbie
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    Minneapolis, MN
    Your first post describes an error where your xorg.conf file (usually in /etc/X11/xorg.conf) is improperly set up for your video card. You can either run
    in the command line and pick your options or you can manually edit xorg.conf. What video card are you using and what does your xorg.conf file say under the section "Device" (at the very end of the Graphics device section)? What does it say under the Screen section right below that?

    Well, that's if you go back to Debian. Ubuntu probably wants to automatically configure your Xorg to a setting that doesn't work with your hardware. Most likely you have a less-common configuration.
    --Dachnaz [Fuzzy Llama]

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