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Old 08-24-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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apt-get dist-upgrade


So I got everything going great, then I do a dist-upgrade and then I got a message saying something while it was updating saying that I had to shut down X or something to that liking. So, I shut it down, then it popped me to a login prompt. I rebooted, and came to the kdm graphical login tool, but this time, each time I try to log into different window managers, the only one it brings up is Windowmaker. I like KDE, but even if I select KDE it still starts windowmaker.

How did I screw this up or how can I fix this?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 12:29 AM   #2
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Well, I couldn't get it to work. I could get it to start icewm and Xfce but when I tried kde it just wouldn't budge. I reinstalled kdm, kde, and still nothing worked. So luckily I didn't have too much into it yet, so I reinstalled...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:31 PM   #3
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does this mean anything? --

This happens when I sign on with any user name, not just one...
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:02 PM   #4
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DON'T REINSTALL YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!



you may just not allowed the upgrade to finish...

if you went directly to restarting the x system, you may have cut the upgrade short!!!!!!

go into root and continue

apt-get dist-upgrade

and let it finish before you do any rebooting or restarting of X.

Hope this helps and was soon enough.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 10:03 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Culbert
does this mean anything? --

This happens when I sign on with any user name, not just one...
not sure what this is.....
 
Old 08-25-2003, 11:16 PM   #6
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What I was meaning as far as "this" meant, was what I had mentioned in the first post. "this" meant how I tried to login using KDE, but it popped me directly to windowmaker.

Have you received the message saying what I had described above? The message talking about having the choice to stop (I think it's either X or kdm) X or kdm while doing an upgrade?
 
  


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