Bug#608704: release-notes: recommend to close any running X server?
On Sun, Jan 02, 2011 at 09:49:26PM +0100, Holger Wansing wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: wishlist
> I want to ask, if it would make sense to advice the user, to
> close any running X server when doing an dist-upgrade.
> you would reduce the risk of getting an unaccessable system,
> when during new startup of e.g. gdm an error occures and X
> is not responding/is hanging and you cannot switch back to
> virtual console.
> (I did a test dist-upgrade some time ago, and I had exactly
> this problem: when restarting gdm, the system hung up, keyboard
> was not responding, I had no chance to switch to virtual console.
> See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=604724)
I have this problem in squeeze even without doing any upgrade. After
logging out from an X session that was started fro gdm, the system is
hung up as described. Perhaps the real solution would be to fix gdm? I
have no way to shut down X as recommended. The only thing I can do is
to boot the system without X in the first place. Of course, this is
already a squeeze system, so it may not be relevant to the