I have used Debian Linux for two years, most recently the seventh or so iteration of Version 5. I use the Gnome desktop and the Synaptic Package Manager, not the Update Manager, for updates because it's easier to build a log with the former.
In my most recent update, Synaptic stripped out all the xserver-xorg filesó47 in all. I thought it peculiar but did not know enough to interfere. When I rebooted, the system told me I must install xserver or correct GDM configuration and restart.
Have I been hacked? Am I being tested by the Linux Illuminati? Or does it have something to do with the warning message I received at the end of the update-upgrade, attached
? And how do I go about reinstalling xserver? With Aptitude? I have tried running apt-get -f install, to no effect.
Thanks for any assistance.