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#1 2013-03-02 08:20:26

mibadt
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Registered: 2009-09-25
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X server dies during boot after erroneous full upgrade [SOLVED]

Hi,
Till yesterday my Arch_64/KDE was fully functional. Like (almost) every day, before shutting down yesterday, I ran pacman -Syu. Pacman reported that it failed to fetch several packages from my server (in Israel), and I shut the system down.
This morning the system won't enter into graphic mode, and I stay on tty1, both in default and fallback Arch.  systemcrtl -b indeed reported that "x server dies during startup" yet the Xlog does NOT show any errors.
I've logged in as root on tty1 and retried again to run pacman -Syu with the same results, even after I've tried several other mirrors (in different countries).

Please advise

Last edited by mibadt (2013-03-02 12:17:08)


Best regards,
Michael Badt

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#2 2013-03-02 09:33:41

berbae
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From: France
Registered: 2007-02-12
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Re: X server dies during boot after erroneous full upgrade [SOLVED]

When you changed the mirror, did you run 'pacman -Syyu' instead of 'pacman -Syu'?

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#3 2013-03-02 10:57:43

mibadt
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Registered: 2009-09-25
Posts: 376

Re: X server dies during boot after erroneous full upgrade [SOLVED]

Thanks,
I've retried now pacman -Syyu, and still it couldn't find the mussing packages from 3 different mirrors.
Any idea?


Best regards,
Michael Badt

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#4 2013-03-02 12:16:51

mibadt
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Registered: 2009-09-25
Posts: 376

Re: X server dies during boot after erroneous full upgrade [SOLVED]

Solved!,
Turns out my /var was full  (I wish pacman would have "hinted" about it.)


Best regards,
Michael Badt

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#5 2013-03-02 23:37:55

cfr
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From: Cymru
Registered: 2011-11-27
Posts: 5,661

Re: X server dies during boot after erroneous full upgrade [SOLVED]

I thought that CheckSpace was supposed to prevent this kind of issue from occurring? Have I misunderstood what that option does or have you disabled it in pacman.conf?


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