[arch-general] Updated tree years old archlinux

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sun Aug 15 10:20:04 EDT 2010

On 08/15/2010 06:14 AM, Johannes Held wrote:
> Hi,
> during the last days I updated my old notebook. It wasn't updated since
> 2007. So you can imagine that the latest switch from tar.gz to tar.xz
> was a little problem.
> But a manual installation of the necessary packages and some rude
> untaring directly in / gave me the ability to update the whole system
> with pacman again. :-) That's awesome.
> However, some configs are borked, X refuses to start and booting won't
> work anymore due to some problems with the right rootfstype.
> That doesn't matter, because I don't need that notebook any more - it
> was simply amazing to see it getting updated. :-)
> --
> Gruß, Johannes


	Also, if  Ray's suggestions don't fix the problem, go get the kernel 
from testing. On my 2007 Toshiba laptop, 2.6.34 would only boot once after the 
creation of the initramfs and then X was messed up causing compiz to 
whitescreen. All subsequent boots would hardlock. It all seems fixed in 2.6.35 
so it is worth a try for your X problem.

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