I'm having the most difficult time trying to get X Windows running under Debian. I installed Debian using a Debian DVD image I downloaded about a month ago. All went well enough, if not a little slow. I then ran "apt-get install x-window-system" and X downloaded and installed. Great. Now I tried starting x. No luck. The Virtual PC screen expands to fill the width and about 2/3 the height of my notebook's 1600x1200 display and then the window effectively freezes (no graphical display or movement - I can CTRL-ALT-Backspace back to a console prompt, and try fiddling with the XF86Config file (as I've now done MANY times) but nothing I've tried has resolved this.
I have also done an apt-get upgrade x-window-system and there's nothing left to get - I'm all up to date.
In my own research I've found several references to particular settings - and I've tried incorporating them, but with no luck. Among my attempts I tried using an XF86Config file from someone's virtual PC install of RedHat 9 - but that didn't work. I've tried incorporating the settings found here:
but that didn't work. I'm really at a loss for the moment. I'd love it if someone could send me their XF86Config file that is known to work under Debian/Virtual PC 2004 so I could try it.
For those who would like to help but don't have Virtual PC, it's available for a 45 day trial from M$ - see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx
I have placed copies of my XF86Config files (I have 3 different ones I've tried) and the log files from XF86 stored in the syslog folder into a tar file and placed that on my web site - see http://www.leewilbur.com/XF86Confs.tar
for the file.