XF86 4.1 on potato
>Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 13:01:51 +0000
>From: Frank Zimmermann <F.Zimmermann@bham.ac.uk>
>Subject: Re: Segmentation Fault w/ XF86Setup
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>>I just tried to upgrade my "potato" box with
>>XFree86 from "unstable." Bad idea?
>You have a mixture of 3.3.6 and 4.1 packages on your system
How is a newbie expected to avoid this situation?
You know, I've been around the block a time or two,
but getting a wee bit frustrated with debian install
>>So my questions are:
>>1. Was it dumb to install XF86 4.1 on
>>top of a 2.2r3 base (kernel 2.2.18pre21) ?
>No but the wrong way of doing. Looks like you didn't even have a look
>on the packeges numbers.
I did my best. Perhaps I assumed that if
I got the all the debs from "unstable" they
would hang together as a set.
I do take note of prompts and warnings, and
have already put in many hours of reading,
scouring man pages, HOWTOs, etc to try to
help myself. Learning a good deal from the
var/log files also.
>>2. Is it possible that XF86Setup itself was
>>somehow not updated?
>XF86Setup is for 3.3.x
So it seems. I have attempted to configure
X using the 4.x tools, and making some very
>>4. What's the minimim base for running
>>XF86 version 4.1.0-9? Or is "apt-get"
>>supposed to deal with such dependencies?
>apt-get is your choice. Go to http://people.debian.org/~bunk/ and
>read the instructions on how to install XF4 on potato with apt-get.
Nothing at that link relating to the problem
at hand. Or else I'm blind.
Thanks for the reply, tho. I guess I'll just
keep plodding along.
Feel free to respond privately, if this is
something better taken offline. Sorry if my
attitude is showing.