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Old 09-16-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
justanotherkv
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upgrading to xorg


apt-get won't let me upgrade from xfree-86 to xorg

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I recently updated from stable to testing, and also installed ubuntu on a spare partition to try it out. apparently, it runs on xorg and uses the correct resolution for my screen. b/c the debian partition runs off xf86 (vesa driver), it doesn't support going above 1024x768. So I'm assuming that xorg can make a difference in resolution. (note: I'm using an intel integrated memory video 'card', so I think vesa is my best bet)

apt-get, though, does not like xorg. there are a couple unmet dependencies, like xserver-xorg, libgll-mesa-glx, libglul-mesa, among others. I followed out xserver-xorg dependencies, and found out that one of it's dependencies would require me to uninstall a large chunk of my system. so unless I want to uninstall kde and gde, I can't install xorg.

any clues as to what I can do?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 11:20 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by justanotherkv
apt-get won't let me upgrade from xfree-86 to xorg

details:
I recently updated from stable to testing, and also installed ubuntu on a spare partition to try it out. apparently, it runs on xorg and uses the correct resolution for my screen. b/c the debian partition runs off xf86 (vesa driver), it doesn't support going above 1024x768. So I'm assuming that xorg can make a difference in resolution. (note: I'm using an intel integrated memory video 'card', so I think vesa is my best bet)

apt-get, though, does not like xorg. there are a couple unmet dependencies, like xserver-xorg, libgll-mesa-glx, libglul-mesa, among others. I followed out xserver-xorg dependencies, and found out that one of it's dependencies would require me to uninstall a large chunk of my system. so unless I want to uninstall kde and gde, I can't install xorg.

any clues as to what I can do?
How did you upgrade from stable to testing? I ask because you should be running the Xorg for your X server as that is what is available in testing and the version of KDE that is in testing should install along with Xorg.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 11:26 PM   #3
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Lots of people have problems with the xserver upgrading from Sarge to Etch (testing). You would have been better off to do a fresh install. Nevertheless, you should be able to make it work. In a pinch, go ahead and let it uninstall your desktops. You can always install them again, but first look at this thread. Vesa drivers should work fine on your system, but I wouldn't be surprised if some Intel driver (maybe i810) will work even better.

Edit: HappyTux and I seem to work the same hours.

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Old 09-18-2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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Maybe you could let it uninstall all X-related stuff as it wishes, then reinstall them after the upgrade. Still less hassle than a complete reinstall.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:21 PM   #5
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hmm, okay, uninstalling and then reinstalling kde and friends worked out... I need to get better video drivers, though, apparently (still limited to 1024x768...), anyways. Oh well, I think I can take it from here. Thanks!
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:41 PM   #6
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hmm, okay, uninstalling and then reinstalling kde and friends worked out... I need to get better video drivers, though, apparently (still limited to 1024x768...), anyways. Oh well, I think I can take it from here. Thanks!
Good to hear. What do you have for video card? One other thing did you make sure to put in the proper refresh rate ranges for the monitor this can lead to too low a resolution available, every Debian install I ever did always sets these ranges low by default.
 
  


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