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Author Topic: Proper X screw-up  (Read 4340 times)

Pita

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Proper X screw-up
« on: March 18, 2009, 03:41:23 am »

In gslapt I saw various x* files to be updated and proceeded, however, not all but quite a few, would not know which one now and ended up with no mouse and keyboard.

These are the errors on the console when getting out of X with Alt-F2:

(EE) module ABI major version (4) doesn't match the server's version (2)
(EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(EE) module ABI major version (4) doesn't match the server's version (2)
(EE) Failed to load module "kbd" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(II) Module "ddc" already built-in
(EE) No Input driver matching `mouse'
(EE) No Input driver matching `kbd'

Can it be salvaged?

Thanks & regards
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rbistolfi

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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 09:37:08 am »

try downgrading the xf86-input-keyboard and xf86-input-mouse packages.

The Xorg packages in /testing seem to need some work  ::)
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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 09:11:30 pm »

try downgrading the xf86-input-keyboard and xf86-input-mouse packages.

The Xorg packages in /testing seem to need some work  ::)

Thanks! I mounted VL6.0-STD-RC4.6.iso and reinstalled X11.tgz. Xorg.log tells now that mouse and kb
are OK, however:

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

So I still cannot open X.

Where is that font 'fixed'?

I am working now in VL6.0-STD-RC4.6 partition with my working /home and /usr/local partitions.
So what is missing I could just copy from this box.
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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009, 06:54:19 am »

Ummm, try running the font scripts in /var/log/scripts from the root directory.

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cd /
sh /var/log/scripts/*font*
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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 08:49:39 pm »

Ummm, try running the font scripts in /var/log/scripts from the root directory.

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cd /
sh /var/log/scripts/*font*

Nothing doing.

How about deleting the entire X and then reinstall. The installpkg X11.tgz which  I did will only
overwrites the files, however, leave may be some bad once.

Is there a single command to remove all X11? Could it be removepkg X11?

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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 11:27:55 pm »

Sorry, no, an X meta package was never created so there is no way to deal with it monolithically.  Having such a meta package in the future is probably a really good idea, though.

I've harped on this in the forums before but this seems like a really good example of why I say it:  never do automated upgrades with either testing or unstable repositories enabled.  It's a great way to break a system.  I'm just sorry that is what happened to you.
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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 12:55:08 am »

Just for info, did a google inputting the error line 'could not open default font 'fixed''
and it seems it is not uncommon to happen. I will dig through the findings and hopefully find
the answer.

And Caitlyn is naturally right: never do automated upgrades with either testing or unstable repositories enabled.
Disabled testing right away.

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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 06:03:21 pm »

Just for info, did a google inputting the error line 'could not open default font 'fixed''
and it seems it is not uncommon to happen. I will dig through the findings and hopefully find
the answer.

And Caitlyn is naturally right: never do automated upgrades with either testing or unstable repositories enabled.
Disabled testing right away.


BTW I had forgotten that the testing repo was enabled and when I upgraded X it did not show that it was using the test repo. May be a warning could be added like: "your are trying to upgrade from the testing repo this might mess-up your system, proceed, cancel  yes"
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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 11:06:03 pm »

Vector Linux does NOT have its own package management system.  You'll need to send this suggestion upstream to Jaos who writes slapt-get, gslapt, and slapt-notifier.  See http://www.jaos.org
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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2009, 12:57:38 am »

Happy to annouce that I got my working box back with X after several failed attempts which
seemed to mess-up things even further.

This is what I did:

-- mounted VL6LightRC1.
-- opened *.tlz with mc and copied-update allmost all the files over to their respective directories.
-- rebooted
-- vasm autosetup
--  sh /var/log/scripts/font-misc-misc-1.0.0-noarch-3
-- entered startx and closed my eyes
-- opened my eyes and something pretty was smiling at me. ;D

Great SIGH, nothing was lost all is working properly even better, mc does now open iso files.
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Re: Proper X screw-up
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2009, 09:55:10 am »

Nice work Pita. Glad you got it working.
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