Installed Ubuntu Breezy with success

…well it didn’t come working out of the box :-D

  1. I installed Hoary from CD and upgraded Hoary packages from the internet (though I dont think upgrading was nessesary).
  2. Logged into a console (Alt+F1) and shutting down X:

    rivendell:~# /etc/init.d/gdm stop
  3. Changed all Hoary soruces to Breezy sources in /etc/apt/sources.list
  4. Then i dist-upgraded Hoary:

    rivendell:~# apt-get -u dist-upgrade

    I had to upgrade a few times before all packages was upgraded.

  5. Now I tried to configure X with:

    rivendell:~# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    Didn’t read what it was saying just pressing enter, enter, enter…

  6. Now I tried to start X:

    rivendell:~# /etc/init.d/gdm start

    But got the following errors in the logfile in /var/log/gdm/:0.log:

    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.

  7. Surfing the got me to the following:

    rivendell:~# apt-get install xkb-utils
    rivendell:~# apt-get install --reinstall xfonts-base

    xkbutils gives the needed binary xkbcomp. Actually I don’t think I had xfonts-base installed at all after upgrading to Breezy, so the option --reinstall might not be nessessary.

  8. 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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