[PC-BSD Testing] Fwd: Upgrade from 9.2 to 10 RELEASE problem

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Thu Jan 30 06:02:41 PST 2014

On 01/30/2014 07:36, Curt Dox wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 6:20 AM, Claudio L. <claudio at hpgcc3.org 
> <mailto:claudio at hpgcc3.org>>wrote:
>     Hello,
>     I did the update that came as a package yesterday to my 9.2.
>     It seems pkg-static failed after the update, so now I have a 10
>     world, which boots, but when X starts I see the 9.2 background
>     screen briefly then the screen goes back to text mode and stays black.
>     Ctrl-Alt-F1 works, but the screen never recovers (stays black). I
>     can blindly login as root and issue a reboot, so the system hasn't
>     crashed, but I think all packages are still from 9.
>     What can be done (other than reinstalling 10 from scratch)? I can
>     get into single user mode, but pkg-static fails.
>     Any ideas?
>     Thanks.
>     Claudio
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> Surely others may give better or more complete advice, so I defer to 
> those who actually have PC-BSD 10.0 installed.
> However, if I were in your boat, I would attempt to get to single user 
> mode, mount the needed drives/pools then comment-out the desktop 
> manager (either gdm or pcdm) line of /etc/rc.conf which would stop the 
> automatic startup of X.  From there, I would be able to tinker with 
> the system to solve the problem.  My first thought about solving the 
> issue would be to look at the 'convert FreeBSD to PC-BSD' page on the 
> wiki, since it would have the relevant information for hopefully 
> getting your X working again.  If its some other cause, at least from 
> a not-automatic-X situation, things can be attempted more easily.
> I wish you success!
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I would log in as root, then re-run the pkg command to force re-install 
of all your packages:
pkg-static -fy upgrade

~~ Ken Moore ~~

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