Re: KDE Adept updater, Synaptic apt-get, Xserver issue
On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 09:17:44AM -0500, John W. Foster wrote:
> I have seen this for years but until now I just left it alone. I now need to
> be able to allow someone else to do some of the system updating & they are
> not as experienced as I so they are less likely to perceive this as simply a
> quirk. When I do an update or any other function from the xserver screen in
> KDE with any Debian system update app I get this message from the app:
> dpkg-preconfigure: cannot connect to X server :0.0
> debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Kde
> debconf: (DISPLAY problem?)
> debconf: falling back to frontend: Dialog
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> (Reading database ... 398019 files and directories currently installed.)
> It is a source of irritation to me. I tried switching the Xwrapper.config
> to "allowed_users=anybody" (against my better judgement) but that did not fix
> the problem. I do not run these as root but instead use the root password
> from the xserver screen when asked for it.
> Any other suggestions?
Don't do an update from within Etch. Go to a VC, login, and do it from
there. Especially if you're having someone less experienced do it.
What happens when X needs updating and they don't know any better than
to do it from within X...