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Old 07-05-2006, 11:09 PM   #1
kramtoad
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switching from xorg to xfree86 in debian


Hi-

I'm having some major problems with xorg. Afterstep crashes shortly after starting with what appears to be radeo related problems. Afterstep worked fine until i did a refresh at which point X crashed and won't restart. I've had some other problems that I think are xorg related so I'd like to switch back to xfree86. Is there a simple way to do that in debian?

I messed with apt-get but didn't have any luck.

thanks much for any help.

-Erik
 
Old 07-05-2006, 11:17 PM   #2
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Can't imagine a good reason to do that, but ... I'd try apt-get remove --purge xorg ... then change your sources list to stable, and do apt-get install x-windows-system.

I think you're going to run into major problems. Would probably be better to reinstall Sarge from scratch leaving /home intact. Of course that assumes that you have /home on a separate partition. Everybody should.

Last edited by rickh; 07-05-2006 at 11:19 PM.
 
Old 07-06-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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some additional info

Reinstalling is the LAST thing I want to do!

In the X startup messages I get:

RADEON no matching device section foor instance (busid pci:1:0:1) found(**) radeo(0): radenpreinit

But the device section is there and X was working fine (haven't touched the config file since installing it.)

I also get the message:

RADEON(0): [agp] failed to initialize. Disabling the DRI.

Does that mean that there is simply no 3D graphics or is it something worse? For all I know I've been getting these messages all along and the problem is elsewhere.

-Erik
 
Old 07-06-2006, 10:20 AM   #4
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another updatehmmmm....

hmmmmm.... I remove afterstep and reinstalled it. Problem solved, at least for now. When starting X (xorg still installed) an afterstep seg fault occured (didn't happen at every restart, though) so maybe this whole thing is an afterstp problem. <sigh>

-Erik
 
  


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