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

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Thu Jan 30 07:08:28 PST 2014


On 01/30/2014 09:02, Ken Moore wrote:
> 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
> ------------
>
>
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Additionally, it might be a good idea to run:
-------------
pkg install pcbsd-base
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Just to make sure that you have everything setup for a basic graphical 
system... :-)

-- 
~~ Ken Moore ~~
PC-BSD/iXsystems

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