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    Default X not working

    The X Window manager isn't working on my desktop. Everything does fine, I log in and then I type startx (or bt4-crystal) and I jut get a blank white screen (same thing happens, when I use Ubuntu live CD, but there I can boot into Safe Graphics Mode, and it's fine... how do I do that in BT?). I tried generating a new xorg.conf file with X -configure but I get the same thing. Here's my Desktops hardware:

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    Motherboard: Asus P5QC
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
    Graphics Card: Diamond ATI Readon 4870 1GB
    RAM: 6GB DDR2
    Monitor: LG Flatron W2252TQ
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    Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to generate a xorg.conf, then edit the file and put vesa as the driver under Section "Device", now try to start X again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emily View Post
    Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to generate a xorg.conf, then edit the file and put vesa as the driver under Section "Device", now try to start X again.
    Thank you so much! Work fine now

    Quick question: If I do an HD install and install my ATI drivers, what should I put in xorg.conf for driver?

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    generally, if your ATI driver is good, it will edit your xorg.conf for you. Otherwise, there will be instructions for your specific card all over the Internet, just search for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by emily View Post
    Try dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to generate a xorg.conf, then edit the file and put vesa as the driver under Section "Device", now try to start X again.
    Can you paste an example of where to put vesa in under the driver section?

    Thanks!

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