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    Arrow XFree86 Config problem here.

    I always hit a snare on the X config on the monitor.
    I have a Dell M781s, heres the specs:
    -Horz. ref. rate---30/85 kHz
    -Vert. ref. rate---50/160 kHz
    The highest preset res is 1600x1200@60Hz.
    I tried to do Libranet to ease my way into Debian and hit this same snag. I get it in Free BSD too. Wich rate should I use?
    I need serious help here because I can't stand drake much anymore.
    To recap wich rate should I use in Linux and BSD to get X to run??

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    For all I know your mouse is'nt configured correctly which is causing X to crash. What error messages does X exit on>?

    BTW, Debian has autodetection packages that can help you configure X. Check out mdetect, discover, and read-edid.

    BTW, you can search the Debian package repository by using apt-cache

    Stef

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    Stef is right. We need some more information. Error messages, log messages, etc. If you can, copy/paste the contents of the config file, somebody should be able to help you then.

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    The version of Libranet (2.0) I installed has an old x86 (circa 2k1). I don't even know how to update it from cli. So I"ve decided to stick with Drake and learn nix from there.
    When I reinstalled Drake I did an expert partition:
    /, /swap, /usr, /home, /var, /home all on an XFS.
    . I figure I have to learn without relying on the easy way out of such RH based distros. When I get used to the filesystem, texteditors and commands I'll get a book and try debian (unless I get frustrated and buy a book now and wing it). I still want to learn BSD too. I just have to do my homework.
    Libranet saw everything but my monitor (is debian this good too?) After I configed it to manufacturer specs it was a no go.
    Than I noticed the date on the X installed and that explained it all. I have no clue hoe=w to config X at all. I will learn though.

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    You know, you could always burn a Knoppix CD and install Debian from there. Just burn it, boot it, and run knx-hdinstall.

    http://www.freenet.org.nz/misc/knoppix-install.html

    Stef

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    Thanks Stef I'm getting it now.

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    It hangs on me. It seems the kernel is corupt. I'll redownload it again latter.

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