SOLVED Re: Upgrade to 810 breaks xorg again

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Oct 24 22:34:53 UTC 2008

On 10/24/2008 02:17 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
> Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 16:45 -0400, Frank McCormick wrote:
>>> Forget it. Found the driver. Installed it and I'm happy again. HOWEVER I
>>> can't understand why Synaptic and aptitude can't find it never mind
>>> install it. 
>> It's installed by default on my machine (which uses ATi, though), dunno
>> why it isn't for you:
>> mario at chronic: ~ $ cat /etc/lsb-release 
>> DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
>> mario at chronic: ~ $ aptitude search xserver-xorg-video-intel
>> i A xserver-xorg-video-intel - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx \
>> display driver                               
>> p   xserver-xorg-video-intel-dbg - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx \
>> display driver (debug symbols)               
>> mario at chronic: ~ $
>   Makes two of us who don't know. I had exactly the same problem after
> an upgrade to 8.04 a week ago. I had to go to the repository..dl it and
> install it. Aptitude and Synaptic told me it was in the database but had
> no "candidate" for it. Is it possible the database on my machine is
> messed up in some subtle way?

Look in Synaptic for the xserver-xorg-video-intel; completely remove (or
'sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-intel' from a terminal).
Then reinstall via Synaptic. The problem is possibly the same as I had
on another system that was upgraded from Dapper-Feisty-Gutsy-Hardy;
apparently the xserver-xorg-video-intel was stuck in limbo. Once I
purged the old & reinstalled it was fine.

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