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Installation doubts
Sorry for my previous hurried post.

If X crashes without writing any log file I haven't any error to read and post.

Also, plop shows "device connected" and then freezes without further messages, so I haven't any error to post as well.

Assuming that at least vesa should work, I set it in the xorg.conf and run "X -config ./xorg.conf". It crashed without writing any log file.

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
    ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
    FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"


Section "Module"
    Load  "fbdevhw"
    Load  "glx"
    Load  "freetype"
    Load  "type1"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    Driver      "kbd"
    Option        "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option        "XkbLayout" "it"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option        "Protocol" "auto"
    Option        "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option        "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
    Option        "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
    ModelName    "Unknown monitor"
    HorizSync    31.5 - 57.5
        #31.5 - 37.9
    VertRefresh  40.0 - 80.0
        #50.0 - 70.0
    Option        "dpms"

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "vesa"
    BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
    VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
    BoardName   "Silicon Motion Lynx"
    Option      "NoMTRR"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Videocard0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth     16
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     16
        Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
    Group        0
    Mode         0666

Next, the "plain old" apt-get install is new to me since all the debian stuff is new. As is, it doesn't work.
It has probably to point to a different repo than the default one.

Tried "noaccel" as well.

I'm too ignorant about debian and Xorg and I had promised it.

I want to say thank to all of you for the time you have devoted to me.
OK thanks for the patience and apology for kernel problem.  First --- hopefully @John can see this because I don't know the answer but I *assume* it's legal (recommended) to adhere to the AntiX directives:


"28 April 2024 - URGENT - Expired GPG Key errorFix:
Option 1:
wget -c
sudo dpkg -i antix-archive-keyring_20019.5.0_all.deb
When prompted type your user password, press enter"

I wrote that kernel stuff from the repo in RC3 and it seems different.  It is definitely preferable to have the normal apt-get process do these things instead of doing it manually.  I'm inquiring at the mothership about it momentarily. 

FWIW, the old kernel & header .debs are retrievable here:

EDIT: It's in the repo in my RC4, too--it should "just work"--somehow I didn't find it browsing last night.

I don't know which RC you installed or whether repos are different (deleted my old ones), but if you

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list

you can see what you are using. To search, you could

sudo apt-cache search linux-image-4.19


sudo apt-get install linux-headers-4.19.276-antix.2-486-smp_4.19.276-antix.2-486-smp-1_i386 linux-image-4.19.276-antix.2-486-smp_4.19.276-antix.2-486-smp-1_i386

should "just work".

It's probably worth repeating that if grub doesn't run during inst, update-grub needs to be run and that the new kernel will not be the default at boot but rather need to be selected from the Advanced grub line.
I installed RC 4, and it reminded me how slow the video configuration is the first time, and your system is much older than mine. Try again from the beginning, and wait quite a long time before concluding that something didn't work and giving up.

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