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jbob286
2nd February 2007, 11:29 PM
I installed this: http://rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/fedora/updates/4/i386/xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.html

On my Fedora Core 6 system. Xorg will not start anymore, I guess it is a no no to install old libs on a newer system. I thought I could get Parallels Workstation to work though.

I used the rescue cd to do:

rpm -e xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm
but it said that that software was not installed...But I definitely installed it.


So how do I fix Xorg?

Seve
2nd February 2007, 11:39 PM
I installed this: http://rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/fedora/updates/4/i386/xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.html

On my Fedora Core 6 system. Xorg will not start anymore, I guess it is a no no to install old libs on a newer system. I thought I could get Parallels Workstation to work though.

I used the rescue cd to do:

rpm -e xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm
but it said that that software was not installed...But I definitely installed it.


So how do I fix Xorg?
Hello:
When you boot into rescue mode type
rpm -aq | grep xorg-x11-libs
and whatever the output is, is the syntax that needs to follow the
rpm -e command

The output will be truncated from
xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1.i386.rpm

Seve

jbob286
3rd February 2007, 12:01 AM
Thank you for your reply.

I uninstalled Parallels and xorg-x11-libs-6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1, but still have the same problem. When Xorg tries to start there is just a blank screen and the system does not respond. Is there a way I can reinstall xorg from the install cds?

Seve
3rd February 2007, 12:35 AM
Is there a way I can reinstall xorg from the install cds?
Hello:
If you want to use the CDs you try and do an upgrade and it may pick up and install the missing packages.
or
You could follow this guide :
http://www.city-fan.org/tips/YumRepoFromImages

Or you could boot into the rescue mode with your network enabled and try
yum groupinstall "X Window System"
or
yum groupupdate "X Window System"

The other thing you may want to do is have a look at your /var/log/yum.log
to identify which rpms were removed by your previous actions
cat /var/log/yum.log
and re-install them

Seve

jbob286
3rd February 2007, 01:57 AM
Thank you!

After looking at the log I was able to remove the things that messed up xorg.