[svlug] Broken X11 on Debian, how to safely downgrade?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Apr 12 13:44:17 PDT 2006


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On 4/12/2006 9:20 AM, stripes wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> My X is wonked, and I really need to get it fixed. What's the best way to downgrade?
> 
> I've already filed a bug, but this is really hamstringing me today :(
> 
> $ startx
> xinit: server error
> 
> Thanks in advance!

I might be totally off here, but which version of X?  Which
implementation (x.org or xfree86)?  I've found a recurring problem with
x.org 7.0 where the server will crash on startup (and xinit will give
that useless error message) unless you pass '-nolisten tcp' to the X
server.  (So "startx -- -nolisten tcp" should do it.)

	-brian

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