Jeff Hornsberger wrote: > Hi. Today's upgrade of the xserver-xfree86 package won't configure on my > system for some reason and it doesn't give any good reason what the > matter is. > > dpkg --configure xserver-xfree86 gives: > Setting up xserver-xfree86 (4.0.1-6) ... > dpkg: error processing xserver-xfree86 (--configure): > subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1 > Errors were encountered while processing: > xserver-xfree86 > > and now startx gives: > var: allowed_users, value: rootonly. > var: nice_value, value: . > X: cannot stat /etc/X11/X (No such file or directory), aborting. > > Any help about how to fix this would be much appreciated. Thanks. -Jeff > <cid:email@example.com> I managed to get past this by doing as root: 1) Manually create the symlink /etc/X11/X -> /usr/bin/X11/XFree86 2) Issue 'dpkg --configure -a' It seems that the postinst script for the xserver-xfree86 package can't handle the circumstance where that symlink doesn't already exist. I'm not *sure* that's the problam, but creating that symlink made it work. -- Mike Werner KA8YSD | He that is slow to believe anything and | everything is of great understanding, '91 GS500E | for belief in one false principle is the Morgantown WV | beginning of all unwisdom.
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