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Old 06-11-2008, 02:32 PM
"Damon L. Chesser"
 
Default KDE install issues

On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 17:19 -0500, Kent West wrote:
> Louis Cunningham wrote:
> > Kent,
>
> Let me encourage you to keep the posts on the mailing list:
> 1) others can provide input (and you need their input, 'cause I'm
> pretty limited in my ability to help),
> 2) others can benefit from monitoring the conversation, and
> 3) the information thus gets archived and becomes searchable
>
> > When I ran su dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, it cuts out half way
> > through the reconfigure, not allowing me to finish the reconfigure,
> > and stopping me after keyboard, how can i fix that?
>
I have sent this twice and have not seen it come through yet. So, at
the risk of spam, here it is again.

You can not stop that. This is the current correct behavior. The
xorg.conf reconfiguration you expect is "old school" and now your X
would probably start with out even an xorg.conf file. You could try
xorg -configure and see if that gives you a working video display. If
it does, it will save a config file in /root. You could then try that
file out like this: xorg -config /root/file. if it works, copy it
to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

For an explanation of what is current in xorg.conf see this page:

http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 A good read on what is
current. The method you expect to see is the "old way", the way we
learned, but is now defunct.

HTH
--
Damon L. Chesser
damon@damtek.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
 
Old 06-11-2008, 02:43 PM
"Damon L. Chesser"
 
Default KDE install issues

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 10:32 -0400, Damon L. Chesser wrote:
Snip
>
> You can not stop that. This is the current correct behavior. The
> xorg.conf reconfiguration you expect is "old school" and now your X
> would probably start with out even an xorg.conf file. You could try
> xorg -configure and see if that gives you a working video display. If
> it does, it will save a config file in /root. You could then try that
> file out like this: xorg -config /root/file. if it works, copy it
> to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

My mistake: you need to run this: X -configure then X
--config /root/filename

If you get an grey screen with an "x" in it that moves with your mouse,
your X is configured. Copy the file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and test, if
the problem remains, your problem will then be in the window manger
configuration
>
> For an explanation of what is current in xorg.conf see this page:
>
> http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 A good read on what is
> current. The method you expect to see is the "old way", the way we
> learned, but is now defunct.
>
> HTH
--
Damon L. Chesser
damon@damtek.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
 
Old 06-11-2008, 10:34 PM
"Louis Cunningham"
 
Default KDE install issues

Tried Kent's way, and no go.* KDM does start up, it says so and whenever i type it in in tty it gives back no errors, however whenever I type in startx, it cannot be found.* is it possible that KDM is starting on my other video port, ie the one that is built into the motherboard?

In our Lord Jesus Christ,
Louie Cunningham

It is for us to become holy here and now, for we cannot be certain whether we will be here this evening.
- St. Maximillian Kolbe

http://gogoodnews.net/cgi-bin/subscriptions/mail.cgi/list/blessings


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:43, Damon L. Chesser <damon@damtek.com> wrote:

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 10:32 -0400, Damon L. Chesser wrote:

Snip

>

> You can not stop that. *This is the current correct behavior. *The

> xorg.conf reconfiguration you expect is "old school" and now your X

> would probably start with out even an xorg.conf file. *You could try

> xorg -configure and see if that gives you a working video display. *If

> it does, it will save a config file in /root. *You could then try that

> file out like this: xorg -config /root/file. if it works, copy it

> to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.



My mistake: *you need to run this: *X -configure then X

--config /root/filename



If you get an grey screen with an "x" in it that moves with your mouse,

your X is configured. *Copy the file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and test, if

the problem remains, your problem will then be in the window manger

configuration

>

> For an explanation of what is current in xorg.conf see this page:

>

> http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 *A good read on what is

> current. The method you expect to see is the "old way", the way we

> learned, but is now defunct.

>

> HTH

--

Damon L. Chesser

damon@damtek.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
 
Old 06-11-2008, 10:56 PM
"Damon L. Chesser"
 
Default KDE install issues

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 15:34 -0700, Louis Cunningham wrote:
> Tried Kent's way, and no go. KDM does start up, it says so and
> whenever i type it in in tty it gives back no errors, however whenever
> I type in startx, it cannot be found. is it possible that KDM is
> starting on my other video port, ie the one that is built into the
> motherboard?

Are you doing startx or kdm as root? Users will not be able, out of the
box to do either of these. If the answer is "yes" and startx issues
command not found, you simply don't have X installed.
>
SNIP
>
>
>
--
Damon L. Chesser
damon@damtek.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
 
Old 06-11-2008, 10:58 PM
"Damon L. Chesser"
 
Default KDE install issues

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 15:34 -0700, Louis Cunningham wrote:
> Tried Kent's way, and no go. KDM does start up, it says so and
> whenever i type it in in tty it gives back no errors, however whenever
> I type in startx, it cannot be found. is it possible that KDM is
> starting on my other video port, ie the one that is built into the
> motherboard?
>
Another thought: You said nothing about (as root) X -configure

SNIP
--
Damon L. Chesser
damon@damtek.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
 
Old 06-11-2008, 11:08 PM
"Louis Cunningham"
 
Default KDE install issues

Sorry you got snipped, off, saying anything else?* I will try startx, kdm, and X-configure as root, (su -c "startx" etc), and then will get back.
In our Lord Jesus Christ,
Louie Cunningham


It is for us to become holy here and now, for we cannot be certain whether we will be here this evening.
- St. Maximillian Kolbe

http://gogoodnews.net/cgi-bin/subscriptions/mail.cgi/list/blessings


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 15:58, Damon L. Chesser <damon@damtek.com> wrote:

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 15:34 -0700, Louis Cunningham wrote:

> Tried Kent's way, and no go. *KDM does start up, it says so and

> whenever i type it in in tty it gives back no errors, however whenever

> I type in startx, it cannot be found. *is it possible that KDM is

> starting on my other video port, ie the one that is built into the

> motherboard?

>

Another thought: *You said nothing about (as root) X -configure



SNIP

--

Damon L. Chesser

damon@damtek.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
 
Old 06-12-2008, 01:04 AM
"Louis Cunningham"
 
Default KDE install issues

I am just going to stick with Ubuntu for now, Thank you all for your help.* This was a pain in Ubuntu too, but it's set up how I want it, one question though;
I have grub running off of the Debian OS if I format it, will my system not boot?* How to fix this thank you.

In our Lord Jesus Christ,
Louie Cunningham

It is for us to become holy here and now, for we cannot be certain whether we will be here this evening.
- St. Maximillian Kolbe

http://gogoodnews.net/cgi-bin/subscriptions/mail.cgi/list/blessings


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 16:08, Louis Cunningham <cunninghamlouis@gmail.com> wrote:

Sorry you got snipped, off, saying anything else?* I will try startx, kdm, and X-configure as root, (su -c "startx" etc), and then will get back.
In our Lord Jesus Christ,

Louie Cunningham


It is for us to become holy here and now, for we cannot be certain whether we will be here this evening.
- St. Maximillian Kolbe

http://gogoodnews.net/cgi-bin/subscriptions/mail.cgi/list/blessings


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 15:58, Damon L. Chesser <damon@damtek.com> wrote:


On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 15:34 -0700, Louis Cunningham wrote:

> Tried Kent's way, and no go. *KDM does start up, it says so and

> whenever i type it in in tty it gives back no errors, however whenever

> I type in startx, it cannot be found. *is it possible that KDM is

> starting on my other video port, ie the one that is built into the

> motherboard?

>

Another thought: *You said nothing about (as root) X -configure



SNIP

--

Damon L. Chesser

damon@damtek.com

http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser



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Old 06-12-2008, 03:12 PM
Andrew Sackville-West
 
Default KDE install issues

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 06:04:06PM -0700, Louis Cunningham wrote:
> I am just going to stick with Ubuntu for now, Thank you all for your help.
> This was a pain in Ubuntu too, but it's set up how I want it, one question
> though;
> I have grub running off of the Debian OS if I format it, will my system not
> boot? How to fix this thank you.

It depends on specifically how your grub is set up, and in particular,
how it relates to your /boot partition. For specific help on this
issue, you should provide us with details of your setup: how many
disks; where the bootloader is installed; the layout of the
partitions, especially /boot, etc.

Likely, your best bet is to boot into ubuntu, re-run grob from there
to make sure it all works, and then you can do what you want with the
partitions used by debian.

A
 

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