Breezy Trick

Bob Nielsen nielsen at
Fri Jul 1 14:54:01 UTC 2005

On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 07:45:38PM +1000, russell cook wrote:
> Jewel wrote:
> >I was able to get my X working by making a new Xorg.conf file. 
> >Normally I do this with `X -configure` which does everything
> >automatically, but it fails with some error about drivers.  My debian
> >buddy suggested `sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg`, which created an
> >xorg.conf that works just great.  If you insist on running breezy,
> >that might be something you can try.
> >
> >Jewel
> >
> > 
> >
> I have this same problem with Breezy Xorg. It doesn't work unless I have 
> a working Xorg from Hoary. Even running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg 
> doesn't fix it. The latest (last week or so) update I did broke X so bad 
> that I can't even get back to a console. ie. the keybaord is locked and 
> I can't do Ctrl-Alt-F1 or ANY other key except the computer's reset 
> button :-). I guess I need to wait until Breezy's a little more stable 
> before trying another install.

I had a problem with an earlier version of xserver-xorg and the error 
messages indicated that it couldn't find one of the symbolic links to X.  
Creating the needed link fixed it.  Breezy's Xorg been working fine for 
me through the last several updates (which occur quite frequently).

HOWEVER, with Breezy (as with Debian Sid), one must expect things will 
occasionally break.  I tried running Debian unstable back in the days 
when Bo (or Hamm?) was the stable version and there were some changes 
which broke things so badly I had to reinstall from scratch.


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