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Old 05-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #16
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I'm probably gonna have to give it a go. I still have a huge soft spot for Debian, even though I have moved to Slackware.

Interesting stuff, from the Distrowatch release notice:

"This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds, an improved installer, and a complete set of multimedia codecs and front-ends which remove the need for third-party repositories. Multiarch support, one of the main release goals for Wheezy, will allow Debian users to install packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. This means that you can now, for the first time, install both 32- and 64-bit software on the same machine and have all the relevant dependencies correctly resolved, automatically."

Emphasis mine. Nice. I'm sure Richard Stallman won't be too happy about that, hahaha.
Hmm, a Debian package search for libdvdcss, w32codecs and w64codecs comes up blank -- I don't see them in Synaptic anywhere but deb-multimedia either. I wonder what they're referring to -- lame seems to be in the official repo's could that be one? [assuming wheezy's not got anything that's not been in Sid first]
The multilib stuff was a a pain for a while as they were transitioning -- good to know it's all done now.

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Old 05-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #17
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The guide is from August last year (hence the old kernel version), but I think the general upgrade procedure detailed in the guide is OK (upgrading the kernel, udev, grub and then the rest of the system).
I was addressing TroN's problem. If I understand correctly, he was trying to install Wheezy with a 2.6 kernel and having problems. This doesn't sound like a good idea. Maybe the problems with be solved if he uses a 3.2 kernel.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #18
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I was addressing TroN's problem. If I understand correctly, he was trying to install Wheezy with a 2.6 kernel and having problems. This doesn't sound like a good idea. Maybe the problems with be solved if he uses a 3.2 kernel.
jdk
Thank you. I am just trying to upgrade from Debian 6 to 7 the guide I am follow is from a year ago so in the guide they use kernel 6.2.
Ofcourse in my case I have to get the current kernel. I was just asking how to get it done, the only thing I have done so far is change the repos to show wheezy in them. But this wont address the kernel upgrade.

Thank you for all the good info
 
Old 05-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #19
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FWIW, I wouldn't use a third party guide how to upgrade the system when the distro developers offer a guide how to do that. As I stated earlier, just have a look at the release notes: http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/releasenotes

Upgrading my server to Wheezy went without problems, I just had to change some things in my Dovecot configuration manually.
 
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #20
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So far only 199 updates in testing.
Actually it's 211 on my system.

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Old 05-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #21
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No kernel change though.
 
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:17 PM   #22
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Completed the upgrade, I didn't have to do anything about the kernel it got upgraded to 3.x.x. anyway. However when I rebooted it just went to tty1, there was no GDM. I logged in to the terminal and issued startx as user and nothing happened. It just said that xorg had stopped sussefuly.
and gave me the user prompt again.
I typed 'su' and became root then I typed 'startx' as root and it totally works, Gnome shell starts I tried to log off from my root account thinking that the GUI was going to remain but no luck it went back to the command prompt.

Any suggestions?

By the way appologies to the OP for kind of taking over his thread. I thought it was going to be just couple of questions. Didnt know it was going to be this much asking

Thank you
 
Old 05-05-2013, 11:05 PM   #23
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Completed the upgrade, I didn't have to do anything about the kernel it got upgraded to 3.x.x. anyway. However when I rebooted it just went to tty1, there was no GDM. I logged in to the terminal and issued startx as user and nothing happened. It just said that xorg had stopped sussefuly.
and gave me the user prompt again.
I typed 'su' and became root then I typed 'startx' as root and it totally works, Gnome shell starts I tried to log off from my root account thinking that the GUI was going to remain but no luck it went back to the command prompt.

Any suggestions?

By the way appologies to the OP for kind of taking over his thread. I thought it was going to be just couple of questions. Didnt know it was going to be this much asking

Thank you
yeah you upgraded from squeeze so you should have plenty of updates
 
Old 05-06-2013, 12:28 AM   #24
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Completed the upgrade, I didn't have to do anything about the kernel it got upgraded to 3.x.x. anyway. However when I rebooted it just went to tty1, there was no GDM. I logged in to the terminal and issued startx as user and nothing happened. It just said that xorg had stopped sussefuly.
and gave me the user prompt again.
I typed 'su' and became root then I typed 'startx' as root and it totally works, Gnome shell starts I tried to log off from my root account thinking that the GUI was going to remain but no luck it went back to the command prompt.

Any suggestions?
Hard to tell, but might be a permissions problem. You can take a look at your /var/log/Xorg.0.log for clues about what's going on. Also, /var/log/syslog and /var/log/messages may contain information related to the problem.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 12:46 AM   #25
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TroN said,
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By the way appologies to the OP for kind of taking over his thread. I thought it was going to be just couple of questions. Didnt know it was going to be this much asking
This was an information thread rather than a question thread. Caravel was kind enough to let us know that Wheezy had been released. So this is as good a place as any to make comments/ask questions about this new release, IMO at any rate.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:20 AM   #26
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I would suggest that you check whether gdm3 is actually installed - upgrades can result in stuff being removed
Code:
$ apt-cache policy gdm3
If it is installed, make sure that X is not running and try to start it
Code:
# /etc/init.d/gdm3 start
//edit: no objections as to what the thread is used for - be my guest(s)


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Old 05-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #27
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I already have a full amd64 i386 and source repository on a usb hdd!
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #28
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Maybe you need to do another
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apt-get upgrade
or
apt-get dist-upgrade
also you can try:
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tasksel
which will offer DE.

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Old 05-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #29
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Thank you everything is working fine now.
I had to install GDM3, then for some reason wouldnt take my password so I switched to fall back and that let met me in just fine.
The options I have in the display manager are

GNOME
GNOME Classic
Systen Default
TWM

I then loged out and try system default session and wouldnt let me in. selected then Gnome and that works. I am in Gnome shell v3.4 rigth now typing this from Iceweasel.

Weird because I thought system default would it be gnome shell too.

Thank you everybody it has been a great learning experience.

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Old 05-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #30
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I've had occassions where system default is TWM, first time that happened it took me a while to figure out what was going on.
 
  


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