] SOLVED SOLUTION [ Installed Debian 9 on Lenovo W520 No GUI

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] SOLVED SOLUTION [ Installed Debian 9 on Lenovo W520 No GUI

Postby lindylex » 2017-03-06 20:27

I installed Debian 9 on a Lenovo W520 and LXDE does not load up when it starts up. Type startx hangs and does not load anything.

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log
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[    23.702]
X.Org X Server 1.19.1
Release Date: 2017-01-11
[    23.702] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[    23.702] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian
[    23.702] Current Operating System: Linux trabajar2 4.9.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.6-3 (2017-01-28) x86_64
[    23.702] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-1-amd64 root=UUID=c231ced3-b0a0-41b2-857c-3a149edd1b52 ro quiet
[    23.702] Build Date: 20 January 2017  02:50:48AM
[    23.702] xorg-server 2:1.19.1-4 (https://www.debian.org/support)
[    23.702] Current version of pixman: 0.34.0
[    23.702]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
   to make sure that you have the latest version.
[    23.702] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
   (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
   (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[    23.703] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Mar  6 16:10:27 2017
[    23.786] (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[    23.826] (==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
[    23.826] (==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
[    23.826] (**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
[    23.826] (**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
[    23.858] (==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
   Using a default monitor configuration.
[    23.858] (==) Automatically adding devices
[    23.858] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[    23.858] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[    23.858] (==) Max clients allowed: 256, resource mask: 0x1fffff
[    23.975] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
[    23.975]    Entry deleted from font path.
[    24.012] (==) FontPath set to:
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
   /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
   built-ins
[    24.012] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[    24.012] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
   If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
[    24.012] (II) Loader magic: 0x5639a8ecee00
[    24.012] (II) Module ABI versions:
[    24.012]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[    24.012]    X.Org Video Driver: 23.0
[    24.012]    X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[    24.012]    X.Org Server Extension : 10.0
[    24.013] (++) using VT number 7

[    24.013] (II) systemd-logind: logind integration requires -keeptty and -keeptty was not provided, disabling logind integration
[    24.014] (II) xfree86: Adding drm device (/dev/dri/card1)


uname -a
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Linux trabajar2 4.9.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.6-3 (2017-01-28) x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: Installed Debian 9 on Lenovo W520 No GUI

Postby bw123 » 2017-03-06 21:22

Well, it sounds like it went well, did you use the rc2 installer from here?
https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

did you eliminate all these issues?
https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata

Looks like you can get cli, how's your terminal skills? Do you know systemd fairly well?
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Re: Installed Debian 9 on Lenovo W520 No GUI

Postby stevepusser » 2017-03-07 01:06

Some results on the Googles say that that laptop has settings in its UEFI Setup that can affect which graphics card is default. Maybe you need to switch it over so the Intel card is default. It's an Optimus laptop, but would require you to install Bumblebee per the Debian wiki to use the Nvidia card for 3D rendering in Linux for selected applications.
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] SOLVED SOLUTION [ Re: Installed Debian 9 on Lenovo W520 No

Postby lindylex » 2017-03-07 02:19

Stevepusser, thanks so much for your assistance. I am forever humbled and amazed at the skill level and capacity of so many. Thanks for sharing your expertise. You were correct that was my issue with the NVIDIA being selected for display.

] SOLUTION #1 [
I fixed it by switching to the integrated card.

] SOLUTION #2 [
The better solution was for me to keep the NVIDIA card so I solved it by doing the following.

apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia primus

If anyone is interested this is the content of my source list.

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

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# deb http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ stretch main

deb http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib
deb-src http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free

# stretch-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
deb http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.cc.lehigh.edu/debian/ stretch-backports main contrib non-free


Bw123, thanks for your response also.
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