[Beowulf] Fwd: removing X

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 06:40:26 PST 2009

the comand for this in kubuntu is apt-get build-dep to install any
dependencies for the particular package. that why maybe it will install what
you are missing. if not what is mentioned below will work.

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:00 PM, Francesco Pietra <
francesco.pietra at accademialucchese.it> wrote:

> How to purge remove cleanly a damaged X server from a working station
> running on debian lenny amd64?
> Failure of one (or two) slot(s) of  kingston 400 DDR1 ECC on the
> multisocket workstation prevents running startx, presumably by
> corrupting files related to X. My work around did not resolve the
> issue. Therefore, I would like to remove completely the X server
> without leaving broken packages (using aptitude?). This would be the
> first step to reinstall X. I rarely use X, except to check the
> molecular structure for certain input files to molecular mechanics
> software. In this case X is important, not to go on blindly.
> I have been advised to carry out a fresh install of linux. I would
> like to avoid that because of so many compilations to carry out.
> Incidentally, it is my impression that such software as memtest86+ v.
> 2.11 and lshw find difficult to test such multisocket mainboards as
> supermicro H8QC8. Once the damaged slots were replaced with Patriot
> 400 DDR1 ECC, both bios and top detect all the RAM installed, whic
> corresponds to all DIMMs filled. Both lshw and memtest report four
> DIMMs empty; this would correspond to 20GB instead of the 24 GB
> installed. memtest also reports 23GB total and cached. Clearly,
> memtest is confused. Or I am.
> Thanks
> francesco pietra
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