On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 5:54 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/14/2016 10:43 PM, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> The first sign of failure was that, after installation, the GUI didn't
>> load properly - just a black screen with a mouse cursor. In trying to
>> track down the failure, I found the disk to be full, so I didn't
>> bother analyzing it any further.
> Same problem. Only my tower has plenty of memory and disk space. I just get
> a black screen, lonely mouse cursor in the upper left of my display. Yes,
> the mouse cursor does move around. So, I open a terminal and startx gives me
> the XFCE desktop. Ric

How did you open a terminal? From that screen, or by booting in a
different mode? When I tried that, I got a "no screens found" error,
which has led me to a solution, of sorts (and which I've literally
only just finished testing while writing this email):

1) Install Debian as normal
2) Boot, and at the grub screen, edit - on the 'linux' line, add
3) Install VirtualBox Guest Additions via build-essential,
module-assistant, and the provided .iso
4) Reboot normally.

In previous Debians, guest additions have come along automatically, so
I'm hoping that this issue is only because I'm running Testing and
stuff hasn't settled down. Installing Debian Stable, installing
VirtualBox from the standard repos (albeit the contrib section), and
then installing Debian Stable inside that, should be an easy

In any case, the "disk full is not an error" error is still an error.
It just doesn't happen to have been the cause of the video issues.


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