xorg problem with Etch install

David Nusinow dnusinow at speakeasy.net
Wed Apr 18 19:01:55 PDT 2007

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 07:04:56PM -0400, Michael Powell wrote:
> Greetings!
> I have a partition where I test things before actually installing new packages on my main partition.
> Last evening, made sure the sources.list was pointed to "stable" (I am running Debian, which 
> just had a new release, codename "Etch"), and attempted to install a few new packages.  One
> of them was iceweasel, which depended on xorg also being installed.
> I allowed apt to do so.  I am now having problems getting X to start.  I have checked the FAQ
> and did not find any of the listed errors in my log file.  I do realize that I don't have the latest
> version installed, but it is the most-current version maintained by Debian.  I am figuring the
> problem is between the keyboard and desk chair, but I thought I'd post a little of the output, and
> see if you all could see anything amiss.  
> There are no (EE) messages, but there is one at the end (which also shows on the screen) 
> that seems odd.  I have checked the xorg.conf settings against those that were set for
> xfree, and they all match.  Here are some snipits from the log that will give you some idea
> as to how the system is configured.  I can provide the whole log upon request, and can also
> provide any additional info on the system.  I am not real sure what all matters and what does
> not!
> FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" refcount is 2,
>   should be 1; fixing.
> That FreeFontPath message is the last line in the log, and is the message that also 
> shows up on the screen after xorg attempts to run.

This particular error isn't a problem. Could you please open a bug report
in bugzilla with your xorg.conf and complete logfile? Not knowing what the
actual problem is right now, you may have some luck trying the vesa driver
instead of nv.

 - David Nusinow

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