mick sharpe wrote:
> Well check the logs for lines beginning with (EEE) and that should give you
> a good clue each time.
Is there a specific log for X or is it all bundled in syslog. Never had
to look at X logs before...
> I know the u/g from 8.04 didnt go smoothly for me so I forced the vesa
> driver so I could get a desktop.
> Would that be possible in your case?
Never got given the option, and too late now unless you know a way to
make it boot up with the VESA driver running.
> Silly Question, to get around the wireless networking problem could you use
> a long cat5 lead to get network connectivity?
It's not wireless; it's wired DHCP. Running /etc/init.d/networking start
does nothing, just echoes the [OK] line. Poking ifconfig eth0 up also
does nothing: it brings up eth0 but doesn't go look for a connection or
an IP address.
> There is an option too to download and burn the image and use that as a
> rescue disk.
Tried that. No options for resuscitating a dead X client except the ones
> No easy strolling ahead for you it seems young man :-)
I think it's time for one last try with manually-copied .debs, but
failing that, I'll trash the partition and install Fedora 11. I have no
time to waste with a system that won't bring up *some* kind of working X
server, especially one that lies to you. Which is a pity, because the
usability of Ubuntu's "do it your way" approach to Gnome looked to be
more useful than Red Hat's "do it our way or not at all" approach. I
just hope the Fedora RPMs have been updated for v11. It wasn't funny
being told you can't install some common utility because your only
available library of something equally common is three versions behind.
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