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Configuring X Windows on Debian -- "no screens found"

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I'm running Debian through a Parallels virtual machine running on top Mac OS X for Intel processors. Debian runs well, but I'm having trouble getting X Windows started. When I type "startx", the screen blinks a few times, and then some error messages are printed. The key error message looks to be "Fatal Server Error: no screens found". What is a next step towards resolving this problem?

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HI

>Fatal Server Error: no screens found"
This means that your vga driver is not installed or is incorrect. To resolve this problem you need to reconfigure Xserver. I do not know what version of debian you are running thus I also do not know what xserver you are running, is it xfree86 or xorg?

To find out what xserver you have you can try:
#ls -l /etc/X11/X

for xfree86:
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
for xorg
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

hints:
- first use lspci to see what vga you have
- if none of dirvers work try vesa driver !

hope this helps

Lubo
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Lubo -- Thanks for the assitance.

According to lspci, my "VGA compatible controller" is "Unkown device aaaa:1121".

So I tried reconfiguring xserver-xorg, using the vesa driver. But I still received the same "no screens found" error message upon running "startx".
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is the video card on the motherboard or is it seperate(agp, pci)?
try lspci -v and post the output for VGA controller
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