Re: X-Windows Problems - Puzzled
- From: "Thomas H. George" <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 10:20:08 -0400
On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 12:34:45PM -0400, Thomas H. George wrote:
On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 03:09:39PM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:Every now and then Mozilla locks up - i.e. mouse pointer moves on
On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 14:04:57 -0400, Thomas H. George wrote:I now have all the lines in sources.list commented out except those for
On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 11:30:37AM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 16:41:09 -0400, Thomas H. George wrote:
I am stumbling through the move from Sarge to testing. I have managed
to get gdm to start but if I switch to a console I lose the window and
must restart gdm. Equally frustrating, my Wacom tablet mouse is not
recognized though it worked perfectly in Sarge and the wacom module is
This may be because I have not yet installed x-window-system-core.
Apt-get reports that this package and 457 other packages are not
installed as they cannot be verified. Should I go ahead and install
Testing is using Xorg instead of Xfree86. Once you have downloaded the
archive keys and completed the upgrade, you can try "dpkg-reconfigure
xserver-xorg". (This should happen automatically during the upgrade
If you still have problems with Xorg after that, post the output of the
following three commands:
lspci | grep -i vga
awk '/Section "(Device|Monitor|Screen)"/,/EndSection/' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
egrep '^\((EE|WW)\)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Thank you for you assistance, Florian. I am attaching the output of
apt-key list and sources.list.
pub 1024R/1DB114E0 2004-01-15 [expired: 2005-01-27]
uid Debian Archive Automatic Signing Key (2004) <ftpmaster@xxxxxxxxxx>
pub 1024D/4F368D5D 2005-01-31 [expired: 2006-01-31]
uid Debian Archive Automatic Signing Key (2005) <ftpmaster@xxxxxxxxxx>
pub 1024D/B5F5BBED 2005-04-24
uid Debian AMD64 Archive Key <debian-amd64@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
sub 2048g/34FC6FE5 2005-04-24
pub 1024D/2D230C5F 2006-01-03 [expires: 2007-02-07]
uid Debian Archive Automatic Signing Key (2006) <ftpmaster@xxxxxxxxxx>
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sarge main
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org testing/updates main contrib non-free
That looks OK to me; the only thing that I notice is that you are
missing Christian Marillat's signing key. I would propose to ignore this
for now and to just comment out the ftp.nerim.net line. (I also think
you have to change "sarge" to "etch" or "testing" now.) When the problem
with X/gdm is settled you can always get the key as described here
and install what you want from Marillat's packages.
I think your problem is the result of an incomplete transition from
XFree86 to Xorg. With the ftp.nerim.net line commented out, try "apt-get
update" again. If apt is still missing some amd64-specific keys (I don't
know too much about those) then it should at least give you the numbers
of those keys. Post these numbers here and we can tell you were to find
the corresponding keys.
With all keys provided you should be able to do "apt-get install -f" to
fix all unresolved issues. Once that works without errors and an
"apt-get dist-upgrade" tells you that there are no more packages to
upgrade, you should have a working Xorg. If that does not work we have
to take a closer look, but first apt-get has to bring your system into a
consistent state by completing the upgrade.
testing. I ran "apt-get install -f" followed by "apt-get update" then
"apt-get dist-upgrade" and, finally, "apt-get install -f" again with no
problems. The final "apt-get install -f" exited with "0 upgraded, 0
newly installed, 0 removed and 0 not upgraded"
Rebooted. A line with a red + went by with a message something to the
effect: 'files not mounted with error code 96' but the system started at
console tty1, no X-window. Logged on as root, went to /usr/sbin and ran
gdm. X-window gnome logon screen came up and I logged on as tom,
started Mozilla and read mail. Still cannot use Wacom mouse, lsmod
shows wacom module loaded, not used.
screen, clicks still do nothing. To escape I go to ~/.mozilla/default,
get the pid that lock points to and kill it.
It occurred to me to try to start xdm rather than gdm. This didn't work
and strace /etc/init.d/xdm start indicated the failure was because there
is no xdm in /usr/bin/X11. whereis xdm found it in /usr/bin but I could
not start it from there as I have been starting gdm from /usr/sbin.
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