[NBLUG/talk] XFree86 4.3 -- I'm trapped in an upgrade vortex!
dsisley at arczip.com
Sat Sep 6 11:38:01 PDT 2003
On Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 10:53:13AM -0700, Mark Street wrote:
> Sounds like you are up shit creek without a paddle......
> Was the UPgrade to
> XFree86 4.3 an RPM package upgrade or a source code upgrade? IF it was
> source you might need to back out of the RPM's that Red Hat installs first
> and configure X yourself... (a learning experience).... all the files don't
> go into the same place unfortunately. Red Hat does some tricks of its own.
> Sounds like you have all kinds of XFree files from many different sources....
> back out, clean up and go from there...
The upgrade was a source code upgrade, I think. I used the method described in the XFree website: download a dozen or so different files, then use their installer, an executable called XInstaller (or something).
> or go back to 4.2.1
Well, the reason I upgraded to 4.3 is that I used apt-get to upgrade from whatever I originally had to whatever most current form freshrpms had (I assume this was 4.2.1). This broke the intel 845 driver I had to install over rh8 when I first put redhat on the machine. I was unable to get a newer version of the driver to work, and one of the recommendations was to upgrade to XF4.3 which supposedly had better support for the intel 845 video controller.
> Since you are booting into runlevel 5 (GUI login)....
> *Did you check to see if gdm or kdm or xdm is installed?
running 'rpm -qi gdm, I see that I have gdm 2.4.0 installed
> Check out /etc/X11/prefdm and see how the display manager is called. Heck
> that may be the only problem.. not having a display manager.
I'm not too good at reading shell scripts like this, but from what I can tell, prefdm should be selecting gdm.
I would think that since I can get X to run by restarting it in init 3, there should be a way to get my X configuration to find gdm at boot, no?
Is there a way to remove all the older X stuff (& the new ones if necessary) and re-run the XInstaller?
Thanks for the help!
ps. If it hasn't been posted already, I responded to augie's reply by copying an excerpt from /var/log/messages and the whole log created in /var/log/XFree86.0.log.
My reply was snagged and is awaiting the ok of the moderator because of the size of the XFree log dump (sorry, that sounds scatalogical).
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