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    X Broken in sid
    Contributed by Anonymous on Monday, October 08 @ 13:09:35 BST

    X Window
    X Windows is indeed broken in sid. Hold off your dist-upgrades, or put 4.1.0-7 on hold. There's a message to debian-devel from Branden explaining the stuff-up. (Rewritten submission from an anonymous user).

     
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    Re: X Broken in sid (Score: 1)
    by quarterbooty on Tuesday, October 09 @ 05:16:18 BST
    (User Info)

    thanks to debian planet and to those who posted the solution. i was lucky to be out of town this weekend and didn't do any upgrades to my machine till i got home today and after i read dp. the x upgrade went without a hitch after i made the fix that has been posted here.

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    Re: X Broken in sid (Score: 2, Informative)
    by searcher on Tuesday, October 09 @ 01:15:10 BST
    (User Info)

    > There is a bug in

    > /etc/X11/Xsession.d/99xfree86-common_start in 4.1.0-7:

    >

    > Change:

    >

    > exec "$REALSTARTUP"

    >

    > to:

    >

    > exec $REALSTARTUP

    I upgraded to 4.1.0-7 soon as it was available for

    me, and haven't had a problem. Even though I did

    NOT make the change above.

    Running unstable, NVidia GeForce2 GTS.

    - searcher

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    Re: X Broken in sid (Score: 1)
    by Anonymous on Monday, October 08 @ 17:34:37 BST

    This is actually pretty funny for me. I spent all weekend trying to bring my machine back to life. One the one hand, I was trying to fix something that (for once!!!) I didn't break, but on the other hand, I learned more about X in those 2 days than I ever wanted to know.

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    General tip... (Score: 5, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Monday, October 08 @ 18:15:47 BST

    There's a file named .xsession-errors in your home directory. If you look in there, you'll see something like:

    /usr/bin/ssh-agent /some/other/program: File not found.

    Note that there are multiple items listed before the "File not found" or whatever. That implies the system was trying to find a file with the entire name "/usr/bin/ssh-agent-/whatever/thing/index.html", so there must be a quoting problem.

    A quick "find /etc/X11 -type f |xargs fgrep ssh-agent" would point you at the place where REALSTARTUP is set. Another similar command would point you at the exec "$REALSTARTUP" line.

    The following clues / steps are pretty general and suffice for solving this type of problems within minutes:

    • There is a log file with the error message (~/.xsession-errors).
    • The particular message strongly implies a quoting problem.
    • The command in the message (the "/usr/bin/ssh-agent-otherstuff/index.html") is placed in a variable.

    At that point, you know there must be an exec "$THATVAR" somewhere. Helps if you've run into this problem (or caused it) before...

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    Too late? (Score: 5, Informative)
    by jor (jor@use_snailmail.com) on Monday, October 08 @ 13:27:25 BST
    (User Info)

    For the people how read this to late,



    here's a link to branden's message about it

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    Re: X Broken in sid (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 10 @ 06:50:16 BST

    Since when was X renamed to Windows? It's X or X Window System. Windows is something else..

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    Re: X Broken in woody! (Score: 1)
    by droo on Monday, October 15 @ 16:45:48 BST
    (User Info)

    4.1.0-7 hit testing yesterday. I was bumbling around trying to get X to start for about 20 minutes when I remembered about this problem in sid. I did have do make the change as described in Branden's msg.

    Geforce 2 MX w/ 1541 drivers.

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    Re: X Broken in sid (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 16 @ 10:13:32 BST

    No X is also broken in woody....

    I am wondering how this can happen?!

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    Breaks the NVidia driver? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 16 @ 22:28:25 BST

    On woody (after correcting as above) the NVidia driver loads, and the GL libraries are correctly on place, but glinfo reports only about two extensions. And the 3d apps run as unaccelered: about 15fps on ssystem.

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    Breaks the NVidia driver? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, October 16 @ 22:29:12 BST

    On woody (after correcting as above) the NVidia driver loads, and the GL libraries are correctly on place, but glinfo reports only about two extensions. And the 3d apps run as unaccelered: about 15fps on ssystem, even when my testing app reports direct rendering.

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