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Re: dist-upgrade broken my X

Am Dienstag 15 Dezember 2009 16:03:13 schrieb John Wong:
> After running apt-get update && apt-get -y dist-upgrade,
> "apt-get" remove some package, i haven't noticed, include gdm.
> now i can't login to X.
> my system info:
> amd64/unstable/testing
> 2.6.31-xx kernel
> xfce4-xx
> gdm
> I don't remember my /etc/apt/source.list
> deb http://ftp.debian.org/testing something-like-that
> deb http://ftp.debian.org/unstable something-like-that
> deb http://ftp.debian.org/testing/security something-like-that
> Does anyone like me, remove some package by dist-upgrade, then can't
> login X?
> How to solve it?
> please help, thank you.


I've had this issue in a Virtualbox upgrade for one of my boxes. The problem 
was that the Xorg driver, for this particular "display driver" wasnt updated / 
installed by distupgrade.  So i installed th virtualbox-ose-guest-utils and 
since this point it was all smooth sailing. 

See if that ( Xorg Display Driver) is your issue and see if you have installed 
the matching driver for your box.

Cheers ,

Andreas Marschke.

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