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Thanks very much, Sam, for the information you provided regarding stopping the running processes.
That's what I was looking for.  I'll keep it for the next time that message comes up.  However, I was
able to solve the problem by using apt-get -f install after playing around with ps -aux and determining
that the graphical display managers and postgresql weren't actually running.  I installed the libc6 and
other files that were needed to make the gnome GUI work but CTR-ALT-F7 wouldn't open the GUI or
X-window so I did some more updates, upgrades and dist-upgrades and rebooted after I could call up
X-window from the terminal, then the GUI logon screen finally appeared.  It probably would have showed
up earlier if I had rebooted.  Note that repeated apt-get upgrade would not install the needed files until I
I used the -f option.  Hope this info helps other newbies out there and thanks for the replies,

Leonard Chatagnier

Sam Watkins wrote:
On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 03:26:47PM -0600, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
So I do another apt-get update and install llibc6 and at the end of
the install a message appears that says I should stop services(with
your hands) on kdm gdm, postgresgl and xscreen saver and then come
back and install libc6.  Well, I'd do just that if I knew what was
going on and how to do it.
as root:

  /etc/init.d/kdm stop
  /etc/init.d/gdm stop
  /etc/init.d/postgresql stop

or even better, do the upgrade in single user mode:

  telinit 1

then when you've finished, go back to runlevel 2:

  telinit 2


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