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Old 07-25-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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xserver-xorg config warning: migrating xserver-xfree86 templates


I am trying to upgrade my debian installation. After running apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade, it just hangs on this message

176 upgraded, 24 newly installed, 8 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/199MB of archives.
After unpacking 7477kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
Preconfiguring packages ...
xserver-xorg config warning: migrating xserver-xfree86 templates to
xserver-xorg.

I have tried this a good few times and left it up to 20 minutes (on a nice fast newish machine). Any ideas whats going on. Top shows that my processor isn;t busy doing anything and no errors are reported. What should I do?
 
Old 07-26-2005, 03:41 PM   #2
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Hopefully you're doing the upgrade from console with x off.
Let it run...its just useing the xfree cfg for xorg.
You will most likely need to re-install video drivers after the upgrade to xorg to get back into X.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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I had the same problem today after I changed from xf86 to xorg. I should probably update the video driver and try again. Is there an easy way to stop X. Ctr-Alt-Backspace restarts. The way I do it now is to edit the XF86Config file so that no screens can be found and then restart X. this makes X crash and then I can log in without X. There's got to be a smarter way.
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Old 07-26-2005, 04:16 PM   #4
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Start in a different runlevel. Open /etc/inittab. Then one of the first lines is default runlevel. Change the number to 2 that'll start you in the command line. If you want to stop X you can kill your desktop manager. But the best way is using CTRL-ALT-FX. CTRL-ALT-F1 will bring you to a command line. In a default situation CTRL-ALT-F7 will bring you back to the GUI. This might differ though, if you changed the number of virtual terminals starting. So you might have to search with the F keys a bit till you find the proper ones.
 
Old 07-26-2005, 04:36 PM   #5
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Ctr-Alt-F1 to F7 won't shut down the X server. It will still be running in the background. If I want to install nvidia drivers for ex, I need to close X completely. Isn't that correct?
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:07 PM   #6
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You don't need to shutdown X to update anything and the nvidia drivers don't need reinstalled or anything, I did the xfree->xorg migration without restarting anything until after the packages were finished doing their thing.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 04:58 AM   #7
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Well if you need it killed completely you have to kill your desktop manager. So kdm, gdm, xdm or edm whatever it is that you're running.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 05:50 PM   #8
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I'm running kde, so I tried 'kill kdm', but it didn't work. Then I ran top and saw that XFree86 had pid 4344, so I killed it, but it had the same effect as Ctr-Alt-Del. X was restarted. Isn't there an 'init' command that kills X?
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Old 07-27-2005, 06:59 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by ebsbel
I'm running kde, so I tried 'kill kdm', but it didn't work. Then I ran top and saw that XFree86 had pid 4344, so I killed it, but it had the same effect as Ctr-Alt-Del. X was restarted. Isn't there an 'init' command that kills X?
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No, Debian doesn't use a seperate runlevel for X like other distros do. Debian treats the display managers just like any other service, so to stop kdm you would just type '/etc/init.d/kdm stop'.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:24 PM   #10
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'/etc/init.d/kdm stop'.
That did the trick, just killed X and got back by using '/etc/init.d/kdm start'. Just using startx gave me a strange screen resolution. Thanks!
How does it work in other distros? Do you switch to init 3?
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