[Wolves] Ubuntu Warty to Hoary killed my X

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Mon May 30 11:23:23 BST 2005

I've been running Hoary (fresh install just before release) for quite a 
while and I'm very happy with it. Last night I decided to start looking 
at upgrading my main Linux box. I've never done this before but 
understoof that I just needed to change my repos from Warty to Hoary 
then run an update. I decided to do an update of Warty first and there 
was a longer list than I expected so I decided to do a few at a time 
becuase I didn't want to stay up all night.

I had upgraded apt-get. At some stage I realised that I was seeing both 
Warty and Hoary repos being listed though I hadn't changed anything yet. 
That didn't sound good so I rebooted to see what damage had been done.

I decided to take the plunge, modified the config and ran apt-get 
update, apt-get upgrade and went to bed. No X! I'm slightly worried that 
apt-get says that x-window-system-core has been "kept back". I don't 
know why.
/etc/init.d/gdm restart does nothing. Startx gives the grey background 
and mouse cursor.

I guess the move from XF86 to X.Org has failed so I'm about to start 
reading but if anyone can suggest a quick and easy fix, I'm not too 
proud to hear it. Suddenly everyone here wants to use the Linux box.


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