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Old 09-28-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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etch upgrade questions.


So, I've had some trouble w/ KDE after an etch upgrade, but I'll make do till it's fixed. However, aptitude is telling me I can upgrade udev, but it will be broken because there is not 2.6.12 kernel image. I can't find one in the repositories. Is this a mistake? I've got it held at it's current state right now but...

The other problem I'm having I think is related to X.org. When I try to switch from icewm(cuz I can't use KDE ) to the console using 'ctrl-alt-F1', it hangs, there is a black stripe that takes up about the top 1/3 of my screen the rest showing icewm. Is there anything I can do about this? I'm starting to think I'll have to go back to Xfree86.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Re: etch upgrade questions.

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So, I've had some trouble w/ KDE after an etch upgrade, but I'll make do till it's fixed. However, aptitude is telling me I can upgrade udev, but it will be broken because there is not 2.6.12 kernel image. I can't find one in the repositories. Is this a mistake? I've got it held at it's current state right now but...


The name of the kernel has changed with 2.6.12 to linux-image-?????? so that is what you need to install to be able to upgrade udev. For your KDE problem try mv .kde .kde-old and try logging in letting it re-create the default files and you may want to search the debian-kde mailing list at http://lists.debian.org I seem to remember there being a problem with the .bash?? scripts if there is a mistake in them then KDE will not start now.
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The other problem I'm having I think is related to X.org. When I try to switch from icewm(cuz I can't use KDE ) to the console using 'ctrl-alt-F1', it hangs, there is a black stripe that takes up about the top 1/3 of my screen the rest showing icewm. Is there anything I can do about this? I'm starting to think I'll have to go back to Xfree86.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I get a little strip about 10-15 pixels when I switch sometimes but it will go away once the console comes up no freeze though what driver are you using?
 
Old 09-28-2005, 10:00 PM   #3
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I believe I'm using the new ATI driver in the 2.6.8 source. No, udev requires a kernel version of 2.6.12, and etch only has up to 2.6.8.

Maybe I wasn't clear. Switching to the console works fine, switching back from the console freezes. I'll reinstall KDE and see if that does anything. Right now I'm using icewm because KDE wasn't working correctly.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 10:20 PM   #4
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I believe I'm using the new ATI driver in the 2.6.8 source. No, udev requires a kernel version of 2.6.12, and etch only has up to 2.6.8.

Maybe I wasn't clear. Switching to the console works fine, switching back from the console freezes. I'll reinstall KDE and see if that does anything. Right now I'm using icewm because KDE wasn't working correctly.
I have no experience with ATI so I am not going to be much help there. Before re-installing try dpkg -l | grep kde and make sure the major versions are 3.4 for the base libraries you have installed. BTW what exactly does "not working correctly" mean can you describe the symptoms? Also try the moving the .kde directory I suggest above and you may want to add unstable to your sources.list temporarily to install a 2.6.12 kernel then remove it agian.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 10:40 PM   #5
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ok, I reinstalled(sorry didn't see your post until afterwards). Now KDE works(using gdm). KDM was the problem, it was not allowing me to login(hanging at the splash screen). The only problem now is that when moving from the console to X(after having moved to the console via 'ctrl-alt-F1') is that I get a black stripe that takes up about 1/3 of the top of the screen, and the rest of it is X. It hangs there until I force a shutdown(holding down the power button...I know that's not the right way to do it, but I can't do it any other way).
 
Old 09-28-2005, 11:31 PM   #6
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after running
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dpkg -l | grep kde
it looks like all the major versions are 3.3. Is it supposed to be 3.4? I'm running etch off of the ftp.us.debian.org site. Is this the problem?
 
Old 09-19-2006, 02:50 PM   #7
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take this how to guide for upgrading sarge to etch

hope this helps
 
  


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