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Old 08-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
Mortuus
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Desktop Environment (GNOME) doesn't initiate after daily update (Debian Testing 64B)


Hi all!

A couple of days ago, I updated my system, like everyday with
Code:
apt-get dist-upgrade

Then, when I rebooted the computer, gdm doesn't initiate. I waited a couple of days, expecting a new update for xorg or gnome, but nothing. I would like not to wait more, but I don't what I should do. I checked dpkg.log and found some packages that maybe would be relevant:

Code:
2010-07-30 18:54:56 status installed man-db 2.5.7-3
2010-07-30 18:54:58 status installed debianutils 3.4
2010-07-30 18:55:08 status installed menu 2.1.43
2010-07-30 18:55:08 status installed man-db 2.5.7-3
2010-07-30 18:55:10 status installed liblzma2 4.999.9beta+20100713-1
2010-07-30 18:55:14 status installed man-db 2.5.7-3
2010-07-30 18:55:15 status installed xz-utils 4.999.9beta+20100713-1
2010-07-30 18:59:10 status installed gnome-desktop-data 2.30.2-1
2010-07-30 18:59:10 status installed gnome-about 2.30.2-1
2010-07-30 18:59:10 status installed gnome-keyring 2.30.3-1
201
2010-07-30 18:59:19 status installed libgnome-desktop-2-17 2.30.2-1
2
2010-07-30 18:59:31 status installed xserver-common 2:1.7.7-3
2010-07-30 18:59:31 status installed xserver-xephyr 2:1.7.7-3
2010-07-30 18:59:32 status installed xserver-xorg-core 2:1.7.7-3
3+b1
I also tried an
Code:
startx
on recovery mode, but still nothing.

I have an ATI Radeon HD4890. Everything worked perfectly until update. I had desktop effects activated.

What should I do?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-01-2010, 12:25 PM   #2
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Certainly *something* happened when you ran 'startx'. What did you see? What errors did you get?

Adam
 
Old 08-02-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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It doesn't show anything.

When I ran 'startx', it does something too fast for seeing it and then the screen turns black.

I'm a bit lost :S
 
Old 08-02-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
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If you are using fglrx you need to reinstall the driver any time xorg or the kernel gets updated.
 
Old 08-03-2010, 07:06 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Mortuus View Post
It doesn't show anything.

When I ran 'startx', it does something too fast for seeing it and then the screen turns black.

I'm a bit lost :S
We would need to see the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file that is generated by your failed attempt to start X. Can you remotely log in from another machine after you try to startx and the screen turns black?

Adam
 
  


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