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Re: [vox-tech] debian woody to sarge upgrade = dead xserver
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Re: [vox-tech] debian woody to sarge upgrade = dead xserver

Yeah, just the error message is not much help, you really want to look
at the lines above it, where it talks about what screens it is using. 
There should be a section above where it talks about what particular
thing errored.

If you just moved to the 2.6 Kernel then you will need to load some
mouse modules at boot (I had this problem with X when i switched to
2.6) you need "mousedev'" and "psmouse".

If you could it would be nice to see the whole XF86Config-4 file and
the output from /var/log/XFree86.0.log.


On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 15:03:37 -0700, Ashleigh Smythe
<absmythe@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> Hi ya'll.  Well I was finding packages a bit outdated with woody so I
> thought I'd upgrade my home desktop (Dell Dimension 2400 Pentium 4,
> 2.66 GHz) to sarge.  I followed Rick Moen's directions for upgrading
> potato to woody:
> http://www.linuxgazette.com/book/view/686
> but I of course modified it for woody to sarge and for using CD's
> (had downloaded iso's of sarge).  So I did the following:
> 1.      I had my sources.list like this:
> deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian woody main non-free contrib
> deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US woody/non-US main contrib non-free
> deb http://security.debian.org woody/updates main contrib non-free
> 2.      #apt-get update
>         #apt-get dist-upgrade
> 3.      I commented out all the deb lines in my sources.list, and
> then ran apt-cdrom add for the first 7 of the sarge cd's.  I checked
> my sources.list and it was updated fine for each cd.
> 4.      #apt-get update
>         #apt-get dist-upgrade
> This all seemed to go fine, but upon reboot, startx aborts completely
> and falls back to the command prompt.  There is a long log in
> /var/log/XFree86.0.log with the errors near the end being:
> Fatal server error:
> Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
> XIO:  fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server
> ":0:0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> I'm sorry I can't post the whole thing, I don't have a zip drive on
> my lap top that I'm emailing on right now so the error message is
> stuck on the desktop (no X, no email).  I probably can later tonight
> if it seems necessary.  I've been doing dpkg-reconfigure
> xserver-xfree86 (the XFree86 package is 4.3.0.dfsg.1-4) and looking
> at my XF86Config-4 file and the settings seem to be as they was
> before in woody when X was working - I'm using the nv driver which
> worked with my nvidia geforce2 video card.   I've also tried not
> installing the modules that are listed in dpkg-reconfigure
> xserver-xfree86 - like dri and glx but that didn't seem to change
> anything.   One strange thing is that I'm certain there was an option
> about not using framebuffers that I needed to use to get X to work
> with woody, but now I don't see it in the xfree86 reconfigure tool or
> in my XF86Config-4 file - I could be confused about where that was
> though.
> Any suggestions?  I've been googling for several hours but I think
> that error message is pretty generic as people seem to be seeing it
> for all kinds of things - mice, keyboards, wrong video cards.
> Thanks for any help.
> Ashleigh
> ***************************
> Ashleigh B. Smythe
> Graduate Research Assistant
> Department of Nematology
> UC Davis
> One Shield's Ave.
> Davis, CA 95616
> (530)754-4321
> absmythe@ucdavis.edu
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