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Re: Keyboard not responding after exiting X

On Monday 20 May 2019 01:43:52 pm Brian wrote:

> On Mon 20 May 2019 at 10:39:39 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Monday 20 May 2019 09:55:43 am Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 09:51:35AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > Speaking of buster, which should be going public around 1 June,
> > > > what will be the apt command line sequences to do the actual
> > > > update to buster?
> > >
> > > The release notes are still being written, but:
> > >
> > > https://www.debian.org/releases/buster/amd64/release-notes/ch-upgr
> > >adin g.en.html
> >
> > looks like it could be rough. Maybe I should get yet another drive
> > and do a fresh install...  That way I'd have a fallback just by
> > switching sata cables around.
> What is "rough" about
> 1. Alter sources.list
> 2. apt update
> 3. apt upgrde
> 4. apt full-upgrade ?
> If it was any simpler, there would be complaints that upgrading from
> one Debian version to another is too smooth. :)
> There is a school of thought which maintains that a reininstallation
> is preferable to an upgrade when there is a new stable. You appear to
> belong to this school, which is fine.

But there are probably 400+ additions to the stretch install 
I did 2 weeks ago. For starters, trinity r14.0.6 has been installed.

What becomes of those?

Since it doesn't seem possible to sandbox jail N-M sufficiently 
(and debian put dependencies back in it so it cannot be removed without 
destroying the whole system) to keep it from tearing down a perfectly 
working STATICly defined network and replaceing resolv.conf with only a 
# comment, will the dist-upgrade just ignore the chattr +i's scattered 
about or will it die as soon as its destroyed the network? Then my 
fallback boot will be several generations old, with enough changes to 
ext4 to make it dangerous to mount the new for repairs.

This is why I generally install on a new drive. Then I at least have a 
working fallback install so I can email or browse for answers.

Thanks Brian.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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