[Breezy] X won't start, following today's update ?

Stephen R Laniel steve at laniels.org
Mon Jul 4 16:50:50 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 12:20:32PM -0400, Stephen R Laniel wrote:
> Ah so. All fixed. Thanks, Daniel.

Hm. I rebooted, and got an error when GDM was supposed to
start, saying that /etc/X11/X wasn't executable. I looked at
it, and it was a symlink to /usr/bin/X11/Xorg-debug. The
latter no longer exists, even though the package is

xserver-xorg-dbg				install

So I have a couple questions:

1) What happened to /usr/bin/X11/Xorg-debug? Even doing a
'which Xorg-debug' brings up nothing.

2) I suspect that the xorg installer didn't overwrite
/etc/X11/X with its own new symlink because I had manually
set that to symlink to Xorg-debug during an earlier problem
getting X to run. So from now on, even when files change,
will that symlink stay unchanged? I sometimes see during
installation that dpkg has left various xorg files unchanged
because I customized them; I'd like to tell dpkg, "No, go
ahead and change them." Is there any way to do this?

Stephen R. Laniel
steve at laniels.org
+(617) 308-5571
PGP key: http://laniels.org/slaniel.key
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