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    Murder Mystery

    Last weekend I tried to upgrade my Debian Stable to testing. Everything went super until I tried to run startx. It returned command not found. I've been searching and thinking about it all week, but I can't seem to figure it out. At first I thought the x-server was borked, but it's there and loading. Then I tried fooling around with Gnome, but that seems to be OK too.

    I know this can't be hard to fix, but I'm not sure where to look next. Any ideas?

    dalee

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    Re: Murder Mystery

    Did you configure X? Its a radical upgrade from stable to testing as far as X goes so you may want to reconfigure X and if the package isnt there at all just apt-get install task-x-window-system or apt-get install task-x-window-core if you want just the core files.

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    Re: Murder Mystery

    hi dalee,

    startx is a shell scrpit - look here:

    http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/.../msg00013.html

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    Re: Murder Mystery

    Ok, Itried to re-configure X, but that also returns command not found. So, I tried to apt-get install task-x-window-system, but that returns a broken package (using US debian server testing). So tried to dl' the broken depends first (rstart & rstartd). But I can't seem to connect to the server. It tells me that "something wicked" happened to the connection.

    Now what? Or am I way toofar up the creek without a paddle or boat?

    dalee

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    Re: Murder Mystery

    What I did with X was get the stuff directly from xfree86.org when i upgraded to xfree86.org, it worked wuite well. i know it is not a package, bit it should be an option.

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    Re: Murder Mystery

    # See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy
    # Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
    # CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.
    #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 r3 _Potato_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20010427)]/ unstable contrib main non-US/contrib non-US/main
    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free

    # Uncomment if you want the apt-get source function to work
    deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    #deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing non-US main contrib non-free

    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
    #deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
    #deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    #deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free

    Here is the sources.list I use and that I used to upgrade from stable to testing.
    I would apt-get remove your current xwindows stuff and then I would just use these sources list to upgrade to testing version of X. But, I would do a apt-get update , apt-get dist-upgrade to make sure you upgraded everything. Then, apt-get your xwindows system.

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    Re: Murder Mystery


    # See sources.list(5) for more information, especialy
    # Remember that you can only use http, ftp or file URIs
    # CDROMs are managed through the apt-cdrom tool.
    #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 r3 _Potato_ - Official i386 Binary-1 (20010427)]/ unstable contrib main non-US/contrib non-US/main
    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing/non-US main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org stable/updates main contrib non-free

    # Uncomment if you want the apt-get source function to work
    deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free
    #deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US testing non-US main contrib non-free

    deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
    #deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
    #deb http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free
    #deb-src http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US stable/non-US main contrib non-free

    Here is the sources.list I use and that I used to upgrade from stable to testing.
    I would apt-get remove your current xwindows stuff and then I would just use these sources list to upgrade to testing version of X. But, I would do a apt-get update , apt-get dist-upgrade to make sure you upgraded everything. Then, apt-get your xwindows system.
    Yeah those are the sources that I'm using. And thats the way I went about trying to upgrade to testing. I will try to do remove X and then re-install. If that can't cure it I will go to XFree86.org and try it that way.

    dalee

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