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Old 03-26-2003, 10:24 AM   #1
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Reinstal Xserver??


Hi,

I installed a Commercial X Window System made by XIG and it screwed up my display. I tried to uninstall it with rpm, bu tit does not work.
How can I reinstall the old Mandrake 9.0 Xserver?

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Old 03-26-2003, 04:28 PM   #2
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What command did you issue, and what error message did you recieve?

How did you initially install xig?

The X package supplied with Mandrake 9.0 is XFree86 4.2. You can obtain XFree86 from www.xfree86.org, or obtain a mandrake package from your installation media.
 
Old 03-28-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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I tried
"rpm -e --nodeps Summit_LX-Silver-2.2-9.i386.rpm"
and it tells me
"error: package Summit_LX-Silver-2.2-9.i386.rpm not installed".

Xig installation was weird. I tried "rpm -i --nodeps ..." first and it didnt work. Then I double clicked the package file and some rpm graphic utility started.


I do have the the Mandrake CDs but I dont know how or what to use to reinstall just the xfree86 without reintalling the whole distro.

Regards,
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Old 03-28-2003, 11:48 AM   #4
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look for XFree86 4.2.rpm or simillar on your cd's and install it as you would normally install any rpm
 
Old 03-28-2003, 12:52 PM   #5
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It doesnt really work. I installed some Xfree86...rpm files, but still Xig starts when I type 'starx'
 
Old 03-28-2003, 02:29 PM   #6
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try this:
in the file /etc/X11/Xserver or X change the line that says xig to XFree.x.x.x...

Last edited by UserName; 03-28-2003 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 10:12 PM   #7
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I lost my patience with that xig and I reinstalled everything. Good news is that I didnt lost my /home directory so all my files were still there.

Thanks to everyboby for the input.

m_m
 
Old 04-02-2003, 11:47 AM   #8
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I'm sorry that I neglected to return to this thread. For the benefit of the archive...

Code:
rpm -e --nodeps Summit_LX-Silver-2.2-9.i386.rpm
doesn't work because you're specifying the name of the rpm file, not the name of the package as it will appear in the rpm database. Based on the filename, I would guess it to be "Summit_LX-Silver". If that doesn't work, try
Code:
rpm -qa | grep -i summit
to find a package with the word summit in, this is probably it.

Once you've determined the name of the package, use
Code:
rpm -e packagename
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