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Re: Can't upgrade to xserver-xorg, help!

On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 10:22:31PM +0300, Emre Sevinc wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Sackville-West [mailto:andrew@farwestbilliards.com]
> Sent: Mon 10/15/2007 9:30 PM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.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


* by output, I mean the actual output, not a paraphrasing. You'll need
  to copy/paste it into your email.

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