Bug#337221: xserver-xorg: undefined colors render important apps unusable
(Please send replies to the bug, not to me. I'm on debian-x so I see all
the bug reports that get sent there).
On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 12:48:44PM -0500, TR wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 10:45:42AM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> > You *really* need to install x11-common, just like I told you the first
> > time you asked us this question.
> I probably missed your first response. Sorry for that.
Did you install it? Did it fix your problem?
> >I don't know why it wasn't installed for
> > you, since it seems to have worked fine for everyone else. I assume that
> > your libx11 wasn't upgraded either, since it depends on x11-common, but I
> > have no idea why.
> > Did you hold back any of the X libs or simply never upgrade them when going
> > to sid? Do you still have sarge sources in your sources.list?
> All pointing to sid (even marillat) Didn't hold back anything, did the
> standard procedure: change sources.list, apt-get update; apt-get
> upgrade; followed by some aptitude update upgrade and so forth.
> I have all these packages installed, I have reinstalled them several
> times. Don't know where is the problem.
> May be if I purge all X related and reinstall it again? What would you
What version of libx11-6 do you have installed? It depends on x11-common,
so if you have libx11 from Xorg (6.8.something) then you should have
installed x11-common as well.
It's entirely possible that you tried to install the broken x11-common
(versions -8 and -9 were broken) and that's why you didn't manage to
complete the install. You very likely just caught us at a bad time. Welcome
- David Nusinow