Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Ubuntu Hoary and X.org #2

Got it working this time. Here's the screenshot (click to see 640x480 version):




So, basically, I reinstalled the Ubuntu Warty Warthog, then edit the /etc/apt/source.list as mentioned in my previous entry:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary main restricted
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hoary-security main restricted

Or, simply put: change every warty in the /etc/apt/source.list to hoary. Then do the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

which performs the upgrade to the entire distribution using the Hoary repository. Note that, therefore, this will upgrade everything using packages from Hoary, which will be using X.org instead of XFree86, so the X get replaced too.

The installation didn't go that smooth though, as expected from the pre-release (and testing) software like Hoary. I had to do various forcing the installation (mostly using -f with the apt-get does the trick).

The next step is to remove the ubuntu off, reinstall Sarge and put X.org on it :-) [Joking a boring joke, Ubuntu is nice and there's no reason for me, at least not yet, to get it out].