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Aug
16
revised support for utf-8 encoding with lpr
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Aug
16
asked support for utf-8 encoding with lpr
Aug
15
asked enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
I ended up formatting my drive and performing a fresh installation. Evidently, the Debian upgrade process is quite fragile.
Aug
14
accepted X does not load after debian upgrade
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@Braiam: Added the full Xorg log files at the link above.
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@FaheemMitha: Here are the Xorg log files modified today: pastebin.com/y48ZG9zH
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
During installation, the installer asked me whether I should keep (default action) or replace two existing config files that differed from incoming files. One of the files was /etc/init.d/bootlogd. I opted to retain both of the existing config files (the default action), but since then, nothing is written to /var/log/boot, so I think I should have taken the new config file.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@slm: There are 54,000 messages printed to /var/log/syslog, all from today. Thanks for the link. My xorg.conf file is completely empty, so perhaps that is the problem.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
Thanks, I'm looking over the bug report you sent now and trying to see if I can figure out why the display manager is not running on boot.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@FaheemMitha: I am using the Intel driver. I don't believe I forgot to upload any third party modules. I'll upload the whole Xorg.1.log in a paste bin. Could you please tell me what you mean by the relevant portion of the x config? Thanks.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
Thanks. I find that tty1 is command-line only; tty2 is graphical (it's what displays X after running startx via tty1); tty3--tty6 all display a login prompt; tty7 displays a static underscore in the top left corner (which is the same thing I observe when the system hangs on boot); and tty8 displays a blinking underscore in the same position.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
Thanks @slm. Seems I was checking the wrong Xorg log file, and the correct log file actually does not contain any acpi warnings (see "Edit 2") in the question. I did try what you suggested and found ktpacpid and ktpacpi_nvramd as active root-owned processes.
Aug
13
revised X does not load after debian upgrade
Xorg.0.log --> Xorg.1.log
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@vinc17: Good points. I had just confirmed this by ls -lrt /log/var/Xorg*, which shows log 1 to be the valid file. After searching for warnings and errors in this log file (egrep "WW|EE"), additional warnings were found (added these as an "edit" to the question).
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@arnefm: After doing this, the following line appears in startx.log: /usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :1. Note that I did this on VT ctrl+alt+F1 rather than ctrl+alt+F2, as in my response to pqnet (though I don't think that this matters).
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@pqnet: Pressing ctrl+alt+F1 at the frozen screen permits display of the few boot messages that normally occur and then disappear and also shows additional lines Debian GNU/Linux jessie/sid [hostname] tty1. Just below this line is a prompt ([hostname] login:) allowing me to login. Thus, the problem does seem to be X-related.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@vinc17: I rebooted several times after upgrade, but I'm not quite sure how to interpret the timestamp. I was thinking they might be in ms post-reboot, but no units are provided.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@pqnet: Sorry to not have added enough pertinent information. I have updated the question accordingly. I notice that uname -a shows deb7u3, whereas "jessie" (debian testing) is deb8. Perhaps the upgrade did not go to completion?
Aug
13
revised X does not load after debian upgrade
added system information