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Re: Can someone help, I screwed something up

> Jim wrote:
> > Hello, I am running debian sarge on a powerpc and not to long ago I
> > ran  synaptic to update everything,I don'nt know what I did but now I
> > X will  not run after I ran the update I rebooted and now all I get is
> > a black  screen with the text login.
> > I tried to run startx but it told me that is was not executible.
> > How can I get my window manager running again?

On 3/7/06, david <david@qednet.biz> wrote:
> As a starting point you might like to try (as root, from the cmd line)
> dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

and if it says that package doesn't exist, then try

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

and if it says THAT doesn't exist, then I would assume apt removed
your xserver due to a package conflict.

> This will do a number of things, dpkg will report on the status of your
> xwindow installation if it is deficient and you will have the
> opportunity to set up the xserver (the defaults for mac are a good
> starting point). The installation manual
> http://www.us.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/
> has a full description on how to set up X for ppc.

I would like to see a document describing setting up X for ppc, but it
doesn't seem to be in that document, nor in the document it lists as
being more recent:


I would like to see a good X windows setup, overview, and diagnostic
reference. Can anyone point to one?

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