I installed Debian Testing on an Asus TP210S (ISO file downloaded from https://ftp.acc.umu.se/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/buster_di_alpha4+nonfree/amd64/iso-cd/, not the "edu" one), but X won't start.

Here's Xorg.0.log from that laptop: https://pastebin.com/u8nJc5pr.

I installed the packages intel-microcode and firmware-misc-nonfree but it still doesn't start X. When I query lsmod|grep -i vga nothing is returned. The package xserver-xorg-video-intel is installed; I report on this because the last time I had this problem on another laptop, it was solved by installing this package.

On running inxi -Gx I found out that the driver loaded is modsetting, and it marks fbdev, vesa as unloaded; when trying to load vesa I get the error FATAL: Module vesa not found in directory /lib/modules/4.19.0-4-amd64/; when I try loading fbdev no error is produced but then I run lsmod|grep fbdev and nothing appears.

Here's the output of lsmod|grep -i video:

uvcvideo              118784  0
videobuf2_vmalloc      16384  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops       16384  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
videobuf2_v4l2         28672  1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_common       53248  2 videobuf2_v4l2,uvcvideo
videodev              212992  3 videobuf2_v4l2,uvcvideo,videobuf2_common
media                  45056  2 videodev,uvcvideo
usbcore               290816  4 xhci_hcd,uvcvideo,btusb,xhci_pci
video                  45056  2 asus_wmi,i915

Two other things:

  1. Whenever I start the laptop, one of the first messages on screen is "Resuming from hibernation", which is quite odd because I just installed the system and haven't enabled hibernation (and I'm not planning on doing it).
  2. If left to itself, after about 5 minutes without a login, the laptop will automatically shutdown. Any suggestions? I really want to install Testing on this one, specifically because of the more updated version of TeXLive, and because I bought this laptop to use at the office.

Someone answered this one on the Debian forums: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=141915&p=698118#p698118

The steps are: 1. Log in as root, or boot on single user mode (that's the suggestion in the post). 2. Run 'Xorg -configure'; this generates a file named xorg.conf.new. 3. Copy this file to /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf

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