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Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect



Ok, so I upgraded my test machine to woody. Now I'm getting "startx:
command not found".  Here are my questions:

1) How do I determine the version(s) of X installed on my system
2) Is there a new way to start X (different than startx)?
3) What should I try?

Here is my /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ woody main
deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main

Here is:

debian:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back
  nethack
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1  not upgraded.

I'm not sure where to go from here
Jay


----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Roper" <matt@mattrope.com>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] jay and dselect


> On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 12:29:32PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > I'll upgrade to woody (I don't care).  All I gotta do is:
> >
> > 1) change my sources.list
> > 2) apt-get update
> > 2) apt-dist upgrade (a couple of times)
>
> This should be "apt-get dist-upgrade"
>
> > 3) learn how to count
> >
> > Right?
> >
> > What's the new configuration tool for X4?
> > Where is the "XF86Config file" you speak of?
>
> xf86config is the configuration tool for X4, but under Debian you can
> also set up X by running "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86."
>
> Configuration files for X are a little bit tricky under Debian.  The
> stardard XFree86 distribution is capable of reading your configuration
> from many different locations (/etc/X11/XF86Config-4,
> /etc/X11/XF86Config, /etc/XF86Config, etc.)  Once it finds a config file
> under one of those names, it will use that one and ignore the rest.
>
> Debian allows you to have both X3 and X4 installed on a system at the
> same time, so your X4 configuration file should always be named
> "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4" in order to differentiate it from the X3 config
> file.  I believe that "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" will always
> write to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, but last time I checked, xf86config
> writes to /etc/X11/XF86Config (without the "-4" at the end).  If you use
> the xf86config tool make sure that you move the XF86Config file to
> XF86Config-4 (or make a symbolic link between the two) so that X won't
> continue using your old configuration.
>
> I realize that I probably didn't explain this all that well, but you can
> find more information in the XF86Config(7) manpage.
>
>
> Matt
>
>
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