The metapackages used to install a complete XFree86 system are x-window-system and x-window-system core. Try removing these first.
The individual packages that contain the actual X files are xserver-common and xserver-xfree86.
Running apt-get dist-upgrade is always rather dangerous in my opinion. Often it will break some packages, which could cause what you're describing. You should check in aptitude if there are any broken packages. If there are, you can try to fix things by running apt-get --fix-missing install
Last edited by TheBlackUnicorn; 01-11-2004 at 09:17 AM.