Ubuntu xorg-core update breaks X
by Jeremy Jones
apt-get install xserver-xorg-core=1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10
I am writing this post on the previously afflicted laptop, so the suggested fix really works. After reading the post (but before applying the fix), I decided to restart X to see how badly it was broken. And the result is that it was broken pretty badly. After downgrading xorg-core, X started up right away. Now I have an annoying, "update to the latest version of xorg-core" on my panel. I imagine that Ubuntu will roll a new release out shortly since the breakage is on the front page of Digg.
maybe this will solve your nagging request to upgrade a package:
|The latest release, xserver-xorg-core 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10.4, was released yesterday. It reverted the patch that caused the problem. I'm running on a laptop with that version 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10.3 was broken on my laptop and this version does fix the problem.|