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Bug#186729: xdm: dpkg --configure xdm gives message on kdm then halts



On Sun, Mar 30, 2003 at 12:52:39PM +0200, Chris Searle scrawled:
> >>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Stone <dstone@trinity.unimelb.edu.au> writes:
> 
>     Daniel> Hmm, looks like Debconf is playing funny buggers, if this
>     Daniel> is the full and complete output of the postinst. Did any
>     Daniel> dialog boxes, et al, pop up? What happens if you run
>     Daniel> dpkg-reconfigure -plow xdm?
> 
> No dialogs or anything.
> 
> dpkg-reconfigure -plow xdm gives:
> 
> /usr/sbin/dpkg-reconfigure: xdm is broken or not fully installed
> 
> It does appear that the last upgrade applied has broken other things.
> 
> I tried your suggestion to start kdm directly - and it went into a
> cyclical X restarting loop. So - that promted me to try a simple
> startx - no joy there either :-( I get "No screens found" :-(
> 
> Looks like the upgrade broke X this time - but then - that's the
> penalty for running unstable (although it's been suprisingly stable
> for me for a long time).
> 
> I'll dig deeper into getting X started - but if we can get
> x-window-system and xdm back in place it'd be great :-)

Hi Chris!
The whole XF86Config-4 breakage is probably at the centre of your
problems; do things start to work (via dpkg --configure xdm) if you
unbreak XF86Config-4?

If so, the config script should probably be fixed.

-- 
Daniel Stone                                     <dstone@trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
Developer, Trinity College, University of Melbourne

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