Installed Ubuntu Breezy with success09 Aug 2005
…well it didn’t come working out of the box :-D
- I installed Hoary from CD and upgraded Hoary packages from the internet (though I dont think upgrading was nessesary).
Logged into a console (Alt+F1) and shutting down X:
rivendell:~# /etc/init.d/gdm stop
- Changed all Hoary soruces to Breezy sources in
Then i dist-upgraded Hoary:
rivendell:~# apt-get -u dist-upgrade
I had to upgrade a few times before all packages was upgraded.
Now I tried to configure X with:
rivendell:~# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
Didn’t read what it was saying just pressing enter, enter, enter…
Now I tried to start X:
rivendell:~# /etc/init.d/gdm start
But got the following errors in the logfile in
sh: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/xkbcomp: No such file or directory Couldn't compile keymap file (EE) Couldn't load XKB keymap, falling back to pre-XKB keymap
Fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed'; the X server's font paths might be misconfigured, remote font server(s) may be unreachable, and/or local fonts may not be installed or are not configured correctly.
Note: I had trouple using my keyboard at this point but I waas able to get through all the messages wit the ‘d’ key, and back into the console.
Surfing the Ubuntuforums.org got me to the following:
rivendell:~# apt-get install xkb-utils rivendell:~# apt-get install --reinstall xfonts-base
xkbutilsgives the needed binary
xkbcomp. Actually I don’t think I had xfonts-base installed at all after upgrading to Breezy, so the option
--reinstallmight not be nessessary.
Now try restarting GDM and perhapes you are as lucky as me, and will now be greeted by the Ubuntu graphical login screen:
rivendell:~# /etc/init.d/gdm restart
My computer is equiped with a fairly old Nvidia graphic card, dunno if that makes any difference.
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