On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 10:22:31PM +0300, Emre Sevinc wrote: > -----Original Message----- > From: Andrew Sackville-West [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Mon 10/15/2007 9:30 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Can't upgrade to xserver-xorg, help! > > On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 09:21:51PM +0300, Emre Sevinc wrote: > >> > >> Hello, > >> > >> I'm using Debian unstable, Linux debian 2.6.11-1-686 kernel and I haven't upgraded for a while and now decided to instal xorg > >> so I have run (after quitting X and from a terminal): > > > if you're sources are still pointing at sid/unstable, then you're so > > far behind that you're really going to have problems. What I recommend > > you do is change your sources to point to etch/stable. Do an apt-get > > update && apt-get dist-upgrade and provide us with the results > > verbatim. This would allow us to help you get moved from your very out > > of date sid to the current stable. Once that's sorted, then you can > > move on to sid if you like. > > OK, I have edited sources list file and pointed it to the stable version and then did an apt-get update and then apt-get dist-upgrade, it told me I needed apt-get -f install so I did that and it became ready to install and remove some packages. > > However I have realized that among the packages apt-get wants to install is: > > linux-image-2.6.18-5-k7 hmmm.... that's interesting. please, as asked before, provide the output* of apt-get -s dist-upgrade (the -s will "simulate" the dist-upgrade, so nothing will break). also please provide dpkg -l linux-image\* > > But according to cat /proc/cpuinfo my CPU is GenuineIntel, Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.4 Ghz; so I stopped the apt-get because my CPU does not seem to be an AMD. > > Should I continue with the process and let it try to install a kernel image for k7? Or is there a way to make it choose linux-image-2.6-18-5-686? (previously I have used -686 kernel images and now I'm a little bit confused). > I wouldn't install that k7 kernel, but lets see what we get from the above commands. You'll likely need to install a different kernel meta-package. A * by output, I mean the actual output, not a paraphrasing. You'll need to copy/paste it into your email.
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