[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:
> 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 188.8.131.52-1 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.
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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