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I installed a Debian (I've forgotten the exact Version) from a DVD onto a fresh system. Everything seemed to be fine. The grub menu opened and I was able to choose between Debian and Debian Recovery. Both of these choices stopped the boot process at some point (fb: conflicting fb hw usage nouveaufb vs EFI VGA - removing generic driver). With the help of (nouveau.modeset=0) Debian seems to boot correctly. It appears a black screen with the blinking _ cursor. Pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1 opened a full screen console. Everything seems to work except for the GUI.

I tried sudo startx but this gives me an Error

Fatal server error: no screens found

I already searched the WEB and figured out it might have something to do with the Nvidia Card (GTX 950)

I'm open to all new attempts on how to resolve this.

  • Could you find out the version of Debian you've installed? Do you at least know if it was Jessie or testing/stretch? You could run lsb_release -a to find out. Or cat /etc/debian_version if the former doesn't work. – derobert Apr 21 '17 at 15:33
  • It's Debian 7.11 (wheezy). That seems to be almost outdated. – Quallon Apr 21 '17 at 15:38
  • 7.x is Wheezy, which is the old release. The current one is Jessie (8.x), and Squeeze (9.x) will probably be out within a few months. IOW, unless you have some peculiar needs, I think your first step ought to be to install Jessie... Since its a fresh install, you could just reinstall with Jessie discs, or alternatively, you can upgrade following the Jessie release notes @ debian.org/releases/jessie/releasenotes — I'm guessing it'll be easier to get working on Jessie, if it doesn't work out of the box. – derobert Apr 21 '17 at 15:42
  • (BTW: Wheezy was released May 2013, and since then has only had bugfixes—just to give you an idea of the age of what you've installed) – derobert Apr 21 '17 at 15:43
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    Okay, thanks, than I'll just install it again. What have I learned? Always write the version ono the disc as well . . . – Quallon Apr 21 '17 at 15:45

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