Debian Bug report logs - #650032
GUI Won't Start

Package: general; Maintainer for general is debian-devel@lists.debian.org;

Reported by: Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 19:15:01 UTC

Severity: grave

Done: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#650032; Package unknown. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 19:15:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>
To: "submit@bugs.debian.org" <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: GUI Won't Start
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:24:23 -0800
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Package: Unknown
Severity: Grave
Version: 6.0.3

No error messages were show while this happened.

I just finished installing Debian Squeeze (6.0.3) and everything went perfectly. When it booted to grub, it was fine, selected Debian,, fine.
Then once it finished with all the consol output it tried to switch int GUI mode the Graphics look 'broken', the screen has what looks like multiple earths in the middle of the screen in horizontal lines of black through them and I can barely make out a 'debian' in front of each earth. There is also some purle/pink pixles in the background (possibly the logo?) 
I have tried this with the big install CD trying both the regular one and the LXDE/xfce one and got the same results.
My configuration was 9.5 gigs for Debian ~450 megs swap Graphical desktop and base system selected during install.
Dell dimension 4550
256 megs of RAM
Pentum 4
I can boot to safe mode just fine but don't know what to do when I'm there...
There where no errors during startup and I can't type fast enough on my IPod to get it all!
Lubuntu wa installed before Debian and worked fine. Debian replaced lubuntu.
Debian is on a 10gig hard drive (internal drive) WinXP is on a
40gig drive (MBR is on this drive).
Primary Ext3 partion
I have not gotten to the Login/GUI successfully yet. Absolutely no Internet.
I burnt the CDs at 4x speed for quality if that makes a difference.
The attachment is a screenshot (taken by my iPod) of the problem. I am sorry if attachments/pictures arnt allowed! 

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Tech n' Stuff Fourm

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, unknown-package@qa.debian.org:
Bug#650032; Package unknown. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 19:24:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>:
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Message #10 received at 650032@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>
To: "650032@bugs.debian.org" <650032@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Completely forgot:
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:32:22 -0800
Sorry forgot this was a big deal in Linux:
I use a 32MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra
Graphics card. 
Windows calls it a Display Adapter if that means anything.
Sorry!





Bug reassigned from package 'unknown' to 'general'. Request was from Gergely Nagy <algernon@madhouse-project.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 20:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug No longer marked as found in versions 6.0.3. Request was from Gergely Nagy <algernon@madhouse-project.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 20:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org:
Bug#650032; Package general. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:09:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #19 received at 650032@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>
To: "650032@bugs.debian.org" <650032@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Fixed
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:16:34 -0800
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I had trouble getting the non-free firmware to help so after a compilation of about ten articles here it is:
My xorg.conf did not exist
I used editor and typed this up:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "VGA"
    Driver      "vesa"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    DefaultDepth     24
EndSection
Well ignore the rest of this being in this kind of text it looks like I'm 
Stuck. After that I saves it in xorg.conf and
Used startx and it worked perfectly!
Sorry about the horrible post I don't know how to get out of this box.

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Reply sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:51:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 29 Nov 2011 08:51:17 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #24 received at 650032-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Tech Stuff <technstufffourm@gmail.com>
Cc: 650032-done@bugs.debian.org, Gergely Nagy <algernon@madhouse-project.org>
Subject: Re: GUI Won't Start
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2011 02:48:06 -0600
Hi,

Tech Stuff wrote:

> No error messages were show while this happened.
>
> I just finished installing Debian Squeeze (6.0.3) and everything
> went perfectly. When it booted to grub, it was fine, selected
> Debian,, fine.
>
> Then once it finished with all the consol output it tried to switch
> int GUI mode the Graphics look 'broken'

The appropriate package to report this kind of thing to when no other
package seems appropriate is installation-report, not general.

I'm closing the bug because installation reports include some
information automatically and it doesn't seem worth proceeding without
that.  Please log in (for example by using recovery mode) and run
"reportbug installation-report".

Thanks for writing, and hope that helps,
Jonathan




Bug archived. Request was from Debbugs Internal Request <owner@bugs.debian.org> to internal_control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 28 Dec 2011 07:34:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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