Debian Sid with NVidia card : Xorg cannot start...

Paul Menzel paulepanter at
Tue Apr 14 14:09:26 PDT 2009

Dear David,

Am Montag, den 13.04.2009, 10:22 +0200 schrieb David BERCOT:

> I'm new on this list and this is my first message.
> I hope it's not a "classical" error but I had a (quick) look in the
> archives and I did not found any solution...
> First of all, I use Debian Sid with a 2.6.29 kernel. I've tried to
> install the non-free NVidia drivers but it seems that there is a
> bug with the 2.6.29 kernel. So, I have to use the free drivers
> (expecting for the bug to be resolved soon ;-))).
> So, I've tried to install Lenny. Everything was OK (but the resolution
> that Xorg uses is 1600x1200 instead of the real resolution of
> 1680x1050 !!!). Then, I've tried Squeeze and it was ok too (same Xorg
> version : 1:7.3+18). And, last, I've tried with Sid and Xorg can't
> start !!! Now, the Xorg version is 1:7.4+1. My Xorg.conf is empty (not
> really, but there are no information about my card, the driver to use,
> etc...). The error is :
> X.Org X Server 1.6.0
> Release Date: 2009-2-25
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
> Build Operating System: Linux 2.6;29-1-amd64 x86_64 Debian
> [...]
> (EE) No devices detected.
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found
> Do you have any idea ?

I guess it does not have to do anything with the video module. Maybe
take a look at [1].



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