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$ startx xauth: *creating new authority file /home/sam/.serverauth.2680 /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 5: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or directory xinit: *Server error. then after doing the apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade and ...
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    X hosed after update


    $ startx
    xauth: *creating new authority file /home/sam/.serverauth.2680
    /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: line 5: /usr/bin/X11/X: No such file or directory
    xinit: *Server error.

    then after doing the apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade
    and dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg,

    dpkg: warning: obsolete option '--print-installation-architecture', please use '--print-architecture' instead.
    dpkg: warning: obsolete option '--print-installation-architecture', please use '--print-architecture' instead.
    dpkg: warning: obsolete option '--print-installation-architecture', please use '--print-architecture' instead.
    xserver-xorg postinst warning: overwriting possibly-customised configuration
    file; backup in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.20120805000151
    /var/lib/dpkg/info/xserver-xorg.postinst: line 2865: dexconf: command not found
    xserver-xorg postinst warning: error while preparing new Xorg X server
    configuration file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.dpkg-new; not attempting to
    update existing configuration

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    Try backing up your xconfig, and then do
    apt-get remove xserver-xorg --purge

    That will completely remove all settings, etc. Then, install again.

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