Intallation of Bianca crash

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Intallation of Bianca crash

Postby Justo_yo on Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:19 am

Hi, I have a toshiba satellite p105 S6024 with a 1440 x 900 screen. Just after I start to install Bianca in my computer, the process stops with a message: "failed to start xserver (your graphical interface)it is likely that it is not set up correctly".

So, after using the command "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" I am able to reconfigure the monitor but because the system is not installed yet there is nothing but a mouse pointer in a grey screen if I say startx. When I tipe CTRL+ALT+BKSP I come back to the shell command line.

So, from the shell screen, what command should I issue to start the installation of the program, now that xorg seems not to be an issue?. I cannot reboot because if I do so I will have the same previous problem.
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Postby Husse on Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:43 am

Don't know if this will help but I found a solution to a similar problem, and that was to use the vesa driver until I could get the right driver with envy. However you probably have Intel graphics so you'll have to install the driver some other way - through Synaptics perhaps
It seems that you can use a command line. Try this:
"nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf" (withuot the quotes and note that the X in X11 must be a major X)
Scroll down (use the arrow keys) to a section called "Device". There is only one and you should find a line describing your graphics card (Ok, it's integrated, but it's still there)
Change "Driver" from whatever is there to vesa and I beleive you should be able to complete the boot. Vesa is a very "sloppy" driver so you need to change it as soon as possible, but at least you have the desktop and will be able to work
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