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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
> Hello,
> I want to ask, if it would make sense to advice the user, to
> close any running X server when doing an dist-upgrade.
> Pro: 
> 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 
lenny->squeeze upgrade.

-- hendrik

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