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"Black desktop" bug in alpha7

May 15, 2009 — BarryK
Oh, that's annoying. I had a fix for the "black desktop", in /sbin/pup_event_frontend_d, but at the last minute I made a change that introduced a syntax error.

The mistake is in line 31. I forgot to put the value for the '-m' option. This is how it should look:

CPUMHZ=`grep -m 1 -i '^cpu MHz' /proc/cpuinfo | tr -d ' ' | cut -f 2 -d ':' | cut -f 1 -d '.'`

I will reupload it, as upup-473.iso. If you already have upup-471.iso, that's fine -- if you have the "black desktop" problem edit the file as explained above, then exit to the prompt and type 'xwin' to restart X and you should get the desktop.

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