I recently installed upstart blindly replacing things I shouldn't of been. The results was that now my raspberry pi is stuck on

Setting up X socket directories... /tmp/.X11-unix /tmp/.ICE-unix

Is there anyway I can fix this without a complete wipe of the OS and starting over? Could I mount card on my laptop (running mint-linux) and repair the files that way or remove upstart?

I've read some posts on the native forum which don't seem to offer many options.


Had the same problem on my Debian jessie (8.3) after switching from i386 to amd64. The solution was to remove upstart. Luckily I had 0 dependencies on it:

sudo aptitude purge upstart

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