mystery package

H.S. hs.samix at
Fri Dec 26 20:02:39 UTC 2008

Frank McCormick wrote:
> root at frank-desktop:/home/frank# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-intel
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Package xserver-xorg-video-intel is not available, but is referred to by
> another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> is only available from another source
> E: Package xserver-xorg-video-intel has no installation candidate
> root at frank-desktop:/home/frank#

Ah, here are the message. Please disregard my recent post to your
original message. Aptitude is telling you what the problem is (missing,
obsoleted or available from another source). Did you check ubuntu's
website about this package? For hardy, look here:

> Weird huh ? It just started doing this.

What does the following give?
$> aptitude  why-not xserver-xorg-video-intel

And the following.
$> apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel


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