Re: Solved: Now X-Windows Problem: Re: /bin/sh: /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure: No such file or directory
Hi I am using woody and I am having the same problem. Last Sunday I did an upgrade and got the new XFree 4. Since then quite a few things have been getting worse and worse. The worst is that since 2 days starting X makes the screen black and the machine locks-up. Actually I don't think the machine is locked, it is just unable to read the keyboard (and mouse). While I was looking sadly at the black screen, anacron started the usual updatedb and did it fine (as far as I can guess from the noise!).
Other problems have been
a) while using X, text is displayed well, but the characters I type are displayed too close to each other, so that it's impossible to read them.
b) suspend to disk works only from time to time.
Till now I have not succeded in fizing this. In case I can, I'll tell you.
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> I solved the problem by reinstalling perl 5.6 via dpkg.
> Now there is another serious problem. When x-windows
> starts up via xdm, the screen goes blank and the whole
> machine locks-up. I had to use the rescue disk to mount
> the hard drive and stop xdm from starting to reboot, get
> into lynx and send this mail. *...can't find any error
> messages* or anything. This has been happening since last
> night's upgrade (woody). ...any ideas?
> Please reply to this address as I am still looking for
> an outside account that will handle the debian-user volume.
> Art Lemasters
> --- Art Lemasters <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I am running woody.
> > Running dselect in apt access mode, none of the upgrade
> > packages will install. I also tried running apt-get.
> > The error message when trying to install is
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > /bin/sh: /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure: No such file or directory
> > E: Sub-process /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure --apt returned an error
> > code (127) E: Failure running script /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure
> > --apt ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > /usr/sbin/dpkg-preconfigure *is* there and contains less than 127
> > lines
> > How can I fix this system so that it will upgrade for
> > the time being?
> > Please reply to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for now, as I have no
> > e-mail account that will handle the volume of debian-user, yet.
> > Thanks!
> > Art Lemasters
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