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Old 07-05-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy X.org crashed, files missing, unable to exactly diagnose.


Lo all,
Thanks for looking. I need some help with Dapper Ubuntu. I upgraded from Breezy by changing the repositories. The Breezy version was very stripped down, which I think had something to play in files missing in the upgrade.
Could anyone give me some ideas about how to diagnose the situation more clearly. I tried looking in the X.org logs which have yeilded little fruit. I will try to configure X.org, while I do if you check the link it has some screen shots of the problem and its results.
Oh just one other thing to throw in the pot, though I doubt it actually has any effect, Ubuntu is installed on to VMware (a virtual machine). Cheers for any help.

P.s. Here is the link, please ignore the surrounds, I had to hide it on my companies website. Ah the perks of being admin and having too much time on my hands!
http://www.lumicycle.com/Pages/CMS.aspx?MIS=200
 
Old 07-05-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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try "sudo apt-get --reinstall install xserver-xorg"
 
Old 07-06-2006, 04:21 AM   #3
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X.org reinstalled, diagnosed problem - VMware incompatability

Thanks Binary, the re-install helped, I notice apt-get saying 2 files to be downloaded. Mdetect and Xserver I think were missing! But it hasn't solved the problem if you check that link and scroll to the last screenshot you'll see what "sudo Xorg" came up with. Turns out, the dapper version I installed does not have VMware support. I downloaded a version of Kubuntu for VMware so will try that out. Thanks.

A note you those with VMware problems, Distributions running under VMware can have software added, but upgrading the distribution, in my case broke the system. The new files overwrite old config files, and the VM-support modules for mouse and display are outdated, obsolete, and therefore cease to function. Solution, for newbies, stick to the original, update software by all means but leave the base system as is. Or go to VMware's website and download a newer version. If anyone knows where the development of Open Source VMware distributions and so on occur, I would be very interested. Links? Ta guys.

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Old 07-06-2006, 04:32 AM   #4
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There is an xserver package for vmware "xserver-xorg-driver-vmware" maybe you should try that before downloading the vmware version of kubuntu?
 
  


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