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Re: IBM T22 S3 Savage Video Sarge to Etch Upgrade

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 18:40:51 -0400, jtl wrote:
> > dpkg -l udev hotplug
> Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> | Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> ||/ Name           Version         Description
> +++-==============-===============-============================================
> rc  hotplug        0.0.20040329-22 Linux Hotplug Scripts
> ii  udev           0.105-4         /dev/ and hotplug management daemon
> > uname -a
> Linux T22 2.6.8-2-686 #1 Tue Aug 16 13:22:48 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux

OK, before we do anything else: Your upgrade is incomplete, you need to
make sure that you have a 2.6.18 kernel with udev 0.105-4. Please read
the release notes of Etch at


especially section 4 "Upgrades from previous releases". Try to follow
the procedures outlined therein. Some of the things described there have
already happened on your system, but others have not and still need to
be done, for example "Upgrading the kernel" (sections 4.5.5 and 4.6).

The procedures are such that you can perform them all on the command
line with aptitude; you won't need X. Once your system is properly
upgraded X should start to work again.

Also make sure that you run "dpkg --purge hotplug" once you are done
with the upgrade. (This might already be included as a step in the
upgrade procedure; if it is not then run it afterwards.)

Regards,            | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
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