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Old 09-03-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
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Completely Reinstall X


Somehow I've really managed to bugger up X. No matter what I try, I can't get it to load. Is there a way that I can completely reinstall X? I want to delete everything that I could have messed up and reinstall it all. However, I don't want to delete all the things that are dependent on it.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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What things have you actually changed? Perhaps you can force a re-install over what you have?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 10:03 PM   #3
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I accidentally updated to the -19mdk version of XFree86 and XFree86-server. I've tried uninstalling everything with "rpm -e --nodeps XFree86 packages" then reinstalling with urpmi, but this hasn't fixed the problem.

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Old 09-03-2003, 10:57 PM   #4
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Did that leave a bad /etc/X11/XF86Config file? Have you reconfigured the xserver?
 
Old 09-03-2003, 11:23 PM   #5
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I tried a bunch of XF86Config files, both for low end cards and high end cards.

However, I just installed the -20mdk versions of XFree86 from cooker - everything works now! I'm guessing something was broken in the -19mdk versions, but I don't know how I would have fixed it otherwise.

Thanks for taking the time to answer anyway.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 02:27 AM   #6
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theres got to be a quicker way of doing that:
"rpm -e --nodeps XFree86 packages"

maybe if by omitting ---nodeps then all xffree packages become erased ?

..or /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/xfree86.4.3/xc # make uninstall
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