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

>>>>> "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 :-)

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