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Old 09-16-2004, 07:00 AM   #1
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problem after dist-upgrade

I have installed debian (stable) 3.0_r2

After geting X to work I did:

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Now i didnt reconfig Xserver, I just rebooted.

On reboot it tryes to start X and the screen goes black.
I dont think I can get to a command-prompt coz my keybord seems to die. (caps num-lock
gives no light on keyboard).

Wish I could give more info but i cant read no config-files sense i cant get away from the black screen.

Old 09-16-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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You try pressing ctrl+alt+F1 to see if it gives you a command prompt. If that doesn't work, try booting with a Knoppix CD. You can mount your root partition and chroot over to it:
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1
chroot /mnt/hda1
where "hda1" is your root partition, whatever that might be. After that you will be running as root on your Debian machine and you can enter whatever commands you like to reconfigure X windows.
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ctrl+alt+F1 does not work. keyboard not responding at all.

tnx for the tip thogh, I will try it! TNX!


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