Debian install strangeness

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Debian install strangeness

Post by The Lieutenant on Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:54 pm
([msg=13648]see Debian install strangeness[/msg])

Hey guys, I have been trying to get Debian istalled on my primary notebook, and I have been running into some problems. The install goes smoothly with no errors, but when I boot up the system for the first time GNOME will not start. I just get this black screen that slowly gets brighter, and then turns white. My computer just freezes then. I can boot from a Debian live cd so I don't understand why it isn't working.
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Re: Debian install strangeness

Post by tgoe on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:42 pm
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When you get to the white screen hit 'ctrl+alt+backspace'. This should get you to a command line prompt.

  • make a backup of the xorg.conf found on your hard drive
  • overwrite the xorg.conf on your hard drive with the xorg.conf on the live cd
  • remove the live cd and reboot

If that doesn't work, restore the backup xorg.conf and ask on the debian mailing list. If THAT doesn't work, install PC-BSD. :D
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