[K12OSN] upgrade troubles (4.0.1 to 4.2)...xorg issue? possible kernel issue?
anthonybaldwin at snet.net
Fri Feb 4 19:25:19 UTC 2005
I just performed the upgrade from 4.0.1 to FC3 based 4.2
And I can't get X up.
When going through graphical boot, it gets to the part where X should
come up, and I hear the monitor click, and then
nothing...Just a blank screen. For a long time.
I signed into a terminal and brought up /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or wherever
it is), and it looks fine to me.
Looks the same as my old XFree86 configs, anyway, as far as monitor,
video card, video settings.
But when I tried /user/X11/bin/startx (or wherever it was that I found
I get something about a missing command, "xauth".
I've never used anything but XFree86, so Xorg is new to me.
Also, I suppose this might be noteworthy, while booting I keep getting a
msg about not finding
/lib/modules/blah blah blah, something about the kernel (which wasn't
updated, still 2.4.22).
I don' recall off hadn if it was kernel-2.4.22nptl./lib/modules or
I did read the release notes about updating the kernel, which I would
do, if I could get in.
I'm presently only able to access the internet now because of the xtra
drive I just installed XP on.
I've considered starting over and doing a fresh install, since I jsut
backed almost everything up, but I didn't backup
*everything*, and don't want to have to reconfigure stuff like mount for
my camera, and lose all my saved passwords and bookmarks
from moz, and the few other headaches I would have to deal with. I
mean, 90% of my important data, photographs, etc., are all backed up.
Don't know if a fresh install would make any difference at this
I do have a Suse 8.2 Pro box sitting here, too....Hmmm...
Oh, and as if that weren't enough. One more issue: When I boot, kudzu
keeps telling me that the printer has been removed from the system
(hp deskjet5550, usb), but it hasn't been. It's on, plugged in,
Perhaps I should start separate threads for these possibly separate
issues? Not sure how they could be related, except that they are all
a result of my attempt at upgrade.
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