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Re: sarge->etch upgrade hits dependency hell

On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 08:57:03AM -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 07:38:37PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> > 
> > why don't you boot sarge, chroot into etch and install a kernel from
> > inside the chroot? I think udev wants a kernel >= 2.6.15, IIRC.
> Actually, it turns out that aptitude *&had* managed to install the new 
> kernel -- it just hadn't put it into the boot menu -- a probelm easily 
> fixed from the sarge system.


> I now have an etch with networking, which I can use aptitude on, but 
> whose X doesn't come up properly.  startx brings me to the black screen 
> of death, xdm permits me to enter username and password, blanks the 
> screen as if it is doing something, and then returns to its login 
> screen.  gdm doesn't even get to login -- it just gives the black screen 
> of death.
> I looks as if I will have to investigate another day -- my regular users 
> are showing up.

one step at a time eh? of course you nkow the drill, post the X logs.

good luck


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