[Bug 20470] gdm doesn't start with sarge installation

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Message-ID: <20051204233336.GA5825 at cyberhqz.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 15:33:36 -0800
From: Ryan Murray <rmurray at debian.org>
To: joesmidt at byu.net, 342004 at bugs.debian.org, control at bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#342004: gdm doesn't start with sarge installation

reassign 342004 xserver-xfree86
retitle 342004 xserver-xfree86: poor support for graphics device in HP Pavilion 7845s

On Sun, Dec 04, 2005 at 12:00:46PM -0700, Joseph Michael Smidt wrote:
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> I have successfully installed Etch from the testing installation CD.
> However when I go to install Sarge from it's install CD the same way I
> installed Etch gdm will not start up, instead you get a fuzzy screen.  I have installed it three times with the same result each time. The screen after being fuzzy for a minute sends me to a command promp and says to file a bug report so I am.

This isn't a bug in gdm.  (The same version is in sarge and etch right now).
What's different, is X.  It sounds like xfree86 4.3 doesn't support your
videocard correctly, but xorg 6.8 does.

> 1. Find a HP Pavilion 7845 computer.

What kind of Graphics card does it have?

You can work around this problem by installing an xorg backport for sarge.

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