Re: Today's disaster with xorg update
On 15 Apr 2006, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 15 Apr 2006, Gonzalo HIGUERA D?AZ wrote:
> > 2006--04-15 15:00 +0200, Gonzalo HIGUERA D?AZ <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > 2006-04-15 13:56 +0200, Anthony Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > > > and to make matters worse something I've done to
> > > > try to solve the problem has made matters worse. I'm now getting a new
> > > > error about not being able to move /var/log/Xorg.log.0.
> > > >
> > > > I'm seriously thinking of purging all the packages related to X and
> > > > starting again, except that I don't know which they are.
> > >
> > > xorg*, I think. I hope that if you have to resort to that, it will
> > > solve your problems.
> > xserver-xorg*, rather (though if the dependancies are installed and
> > uninstalled automatically --as with aptitude-- clearing xorg should
> > show the rest).
> > --
> > Gonzalo HIGUERA D?AZ <email@example.com>
> Unfortunately I ended by removing ALL the X-related stuff, which will
> have to be reinstalled later. Meanwhile, I still cannot get X to work. I
> reinstalled xorg but the same errors recur, i.e.
> 1. Cannot mv /var/log/Xorg.log.o /var/log/Xorg.log.0
> If I try as root, the above error does not occur but instead I get:
> 2. could not open default font fixed.
> I'm not sure if it is possible to revert to the earlier xfree86 while
> this is going on.
After a bit of googling, I tried adding the "s" flag to /usr/bin/Xorg
and this avoids the /var/log problem (though I don't know if it's the
Right Thing to do). The font problem remains.
Anthony Campbell - firstname.lastname@example.org
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