Breezy Trick

Bob Nielsen nielsen at
Fri Jul 1 15:52:56 UTC 2005

On Fri, Jul 01, 2005 at 11:07:26AM -0400, Sean C Sieger wrote:
> Bob Nielsen <nielsen at> writes:
> > 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.
> I am going to find out how to create said link, I had looked into the
> relationship of /etc/X11/X and, what, /usr/bin/X? If you would tell me
> the finers points of creating the symbolic link, I would appreciate it.

I don't remember exactly what I did, but /etc/X11/X is a link to 
/usr/bin/X11/Xorg and /usr/bin/X11/Xorg is a link to 
/usr/X11R6/bin/Xorg.  I also show /usr/bin/X11/X linked to 
/usr/X11R6/bin/X (X and Xorg are the only entries in /usr/bin/X11).

If you have a file "a" and want to create a link to it called "b", use

sudo ln -s a b


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