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Old 09-10-2009, 06:04 AM   #1
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xfree86-common xserver-common xfonts-base missing in etch/lenny

Hi All,

I have an debian sarge box has been corrupted file sys. Now Im planning to install etch/lenny instead of sarge. The old box had "xfree86-common xserver-common xfonts-base" packages which apt-get says cannot be found for etch/lenny. If I skip these packages, I would be losing out functionality, isnt it? Pls help

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xfree86 is no longer used, Xorg is used instead.
xfonts-base is in etch and lenny.
xserver-common is only in sid and I don't know why
Old 09-11-2009, 02:12 AM   #3
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Thanks AlucardZero. Could some one please tell me steps to manually migrate settings from XF86 to XOrg??


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