Re: Still more X trouble from the install, but some progress!
From: Jim Higson (jh_at_333.org)
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:43:35 -0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 23:27:40 -0600, Kent West <email@example.com> wrote:
> Jim Higson wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Jan 2004 16:34:48 -0600, Kent West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Ah, yes; you have not usb support. Try running "modconf" and select
>>> such things as usb/uhci (assuming you have uhci controllers - "lspci
>>> -v" will tell you, or you may need ohci, or maybe even the alternative
>>> uhci module - don't remember its name), usbcore, and hid (human
>>> interface device). I'm not sure exactly which modules you'll need, but
>>> you don't have any loaded.
>> Ok, so I used modconf and found everything relevent looking. from lspci
>> I saw to use the
>> uhci instead of ohci. I installed a few non-mouse things too, to cover
>> the rest of my hardware.
>> So after I've installed the modules I startx and get a pointer! I can
>> move it correctly,
> Yea! However, I would still encourage you to post this solution on your
> original thread, for the sake of future knowledge searchers.
I will when I finally get it sorted - my x server is still crashing!
>> after a few seconds moment there is a fatal server error: caught signal
>> 11. Server aborting.
>> I rebooted. This time I get the login screen, I type my
>> username/pasword (mouse still working), KDE starts loading but about
>> halfway through takes me back to the login screen. After a few tries I
>> try signing in as root, but this time it throws me out to the comand
>> I've noticed there are a few errors reported in the syslog relating to
>> fonts, plus one towards the end of XFree86.0.log. Get newly uploaded
>> versions here again: http://users.aber.ac.uk/jqh1/x/
> I don't see anything obvious; the font errors should be ignorable for
> now. I suspect a problem with KDE; I'd suggest you try something simpler
> for now, like icewm (apt-get install icewm, and then choose icewm from
> the menu in your login screen if it exists, or create a file in your
> home directory with the name .xinitrc with the single line "icewm" in
I'm familiar with KDE though, and really like using it. In face, it was
KDE that persuaded
me to move my main computer over to linux.
Now I've got one thing sorted out, another presents itself. I can't even
find what this singal 11
means! I expected having to relearn a lot moving to a different OS, but I
at thought I'd at least
have a working install and learn slowly from there. From the pov of a new
user these problems look
like bugs in debian stable!
Should I stick with debian, or is switching to another distro a better
idea? I'm enjoying the
learning process, but I wanted to be using linux for java development by
now and am getting
behind. All I really want is somthing powerful and stable to replace
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