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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] TDE 3..5.13 failed upgrade

From: David Hare <davidahare@...>
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2011 12:22:56 +0000
On 05/11/11 08:21, Greg Madden wrote:
> FYI,
> I have been using TDE 3.5.13 nightlies in Virtualbox, Debian Squeeze host, it was
> working great,
> I decided to upgrade my workstation, TDE 3.5.12 to 3.5.13, Debian Squeeze from the
> nightlies server.
> Failed miserably. the upgrade/install went without a hitch, but  upon starting,
> KDM-Trinity would crash. Never got a login scren. Removing desktop-base-trinity
> made it possible to get a login screen.  Logging in I get an error 'kdeinit
> failed to start' so no TDE apps worked.
> I run dual monitors and after the upgrade only one monitor would work. I have a
> custom xorg.conf file that has been working for several releases of Debian, it
> seems  TDE 3.5.13 handlles X differently than 3.5.12.
> All in all the most trouble I have ever had on a Debian box. I purged 3.5.13 and
> re-installed 3.5.12.
> In my case, I got the wrong impression from the virtualbox install.
> Peace,
> Greg

3 machines; HD installs and various virtualbox setups running 3.5.13 so 
far flawlessly here.

How did you do this upgrade? Got the latest Squeeze updates installed 
first? Proprietary graphics drivers? The old custom xorg.conf sounds 

I use only apt-get (apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade) Nik is 
absolutely right, any major upgrade in X is asking for trouble, maybe 
that should be clarified in any official TDE upgrade instructions.

It's probably best to do just the squeeze updates first and reboot, 
there could be a new kernel, new xorg... proprietary graphics drivers 
might need reinstalling before X will run