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Mar 4, 2009

Just downloaded f10 last night. Install goes fine, but when I boot it goes to root command line. I enter in startx and recieve and error.

(EE)Unable to locate/open config file
(EE)open /dev/fb0: no such file or directory
(EE)No devices detected

Fatal Server Error:
no screens found
xinit: no such file or directory (errno 2): unable to connect to X server
xinit: no such process (errno 3): server error

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Code: Select alldeb http://http.debian.net/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
apt-get update
apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-xconfig nvidia-settings
nvidia-xconfig
shutdown -r now

Here is my log

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Here is my xorg.conf file

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Code: Select allstartx

And I get the

Code: Select allFatal server error: no screens found

Also when I run

Code: Select allsudo iwconfig all I get is
Code: Select alllo        no wireless extensions

eth0            no wireless extensions

Running lspci I get (vga for startx problem and network for WiFi problem)

Code: Select allVGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation  ValleyView SSA-CUnit (rev 0e)
Code: Select allNetwork controller: Atheros Comm. AR9485 Wireless network adapter (rev 01)

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Code:
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X Protocol Version 11 , Revision 0

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Code:
ro quiet splash
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Code:
ro vga=773 nomodeset

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[ 29.712]
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Code:
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Code:
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