After some searching I was able to get startx to load with the cdrom boot.
But after a install to the local hard drive using the same process the gui will not start.
Have used fixvesa and fix-vesa to no avail.


Laptop stats:
Code:
aspire 5745G-7671
15.6" 16.9 HD LCD
core i3-370m
geforce GT420m with Optimus
4gb ddr3
booting with cdrom, startx works doing the following.

Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
dhclient eth0
Code:
apt-get install nvidia-driver
Code:
Xorg -configure
cp xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
startx
====================
====================

but after installing to local drive the steps above don't get me into the gui.

Code:
Xorg -configure
configure gives an error
Code:
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory

Backtrace:
0: Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x79) [0x80c3019]
1: [0xffffe400]
2: Xorg(InitOutput+0x80c) [0x80aab3c]
3: Xorg(main+0x279) [0x8071b19]
4: /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0xb73a4bd6]
5: Xorg() [0x8071101]
Saw signal 11. Server aborting.
Aborted
kern.log ( file was to large, so posted part that seemed relevant.)
Code:
Jan 21 16:52:26 bt kernel: atl1c 0000:02:00.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
Jan 21 16:52:26 bt kernel: atl1c 0000:02:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
Jan 21 16:52:39 bt kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 10
Jan 21 16:52:39 bt kernel: lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
Jan 21 16:52:43 bt kernel: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
Jan 21 16:52:49 bt kernel: eth0: no IPv6 routers present
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: nvidia 0000:01:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: nvidia 0000:01:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: nvidia 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=none
Jan 21 16:56:41 bt kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  256.40  Wed Jul  7 12:54:34 PDT 2010
Jan 21 16:58:15 bt kernel: nvidia 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
Jan 21 16:58:15 bt kernel: vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=none,decodes=none:owns=none
Jan 21 16:58:15 bt kernel: NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  256.40  Wed Jul  7 12:54:34 PDT 2010
Jan 21 16:58:15 bt kernel: NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.
Jan 21 16:58:15 bt kernel: NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffffffff:819)
Jan 21 16:58:15 bt kernel: NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
Jan 21 16:58:35 bt kernel: NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.
Jan 21 16:58:35 bt kernel: NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffffffff:819)
Jan 21 16:58:35 bt kernel: NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
Jan 21 17:00:29 bt kernel: NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.
Jan 21 17:00:29 bt kernel: NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffffffff:819)
Jan 21 17:00:29 bt kernel: NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
Jan 21 17:24:18 bt kernel: NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.
Jan 21 17:24:18 bt kernel: NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffffffff:819)
Jan 21 17:24:18 bt kernel: NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
attached xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log
Xorg.0.log.txt
xorg.conf.txt

Any help would be appreciated!!!