LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-25-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
C38368
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
How to remove/reinstall OR revert X to a previous version?


This is something of a continuation of a thread that I started and lost over in the software forum, but I think this has morphed into a pretty big newb problem, as it feels like I should be able to solve it, but can't.

Yesterday I more or less killed X. Won't load, period. I can get to a command prompt without issue, and play with command lines there. Drives all mount properly, et alia.

I have no idea how to 'properly' proceed from there, but since I can update X just fine, I figure that it'd be easiest to just go back to an older version and start from scratch. The problem I'm running into is that I can't install an older version of X on top of a newer version, and I can't remove the newer version due to a disgustingly high number of other packages being dependent upon X.

So my new (though not improved) question is: am I even close to a workable solution here, or do I just need to suck it up and reinstall Linux from scratch?
 
Old 05-26-2004, 02:57 AM   #2
bosewicht
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Honolulu, HI
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 1,380

Rep: Reputation: 47
what kind of error(s) are you getting when x tries to start up?? or from the command line "startx"
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to remove my previous Kernal after Kernel Update? seow_ming Linux - General 6 07-12-2005 10:29 AM
Limewire removing previous version error novacrasher Linux - Software 0 02-01-2005 01:48 AM
how to revert back to older version of XFree86? pdmackenzie Linux - Software 3 06-18-2004 08:28 AM
how to use apt to revert to a previous package release? zero79 Debian 1 05-25-2004 03:36 AM
how to revert back to the previous kernel version? prav_284 Red Hat 3 12-10-2003 03:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration