SOLVED Re: Upgrade to 810 breaks xorg again

Frank McCormick fmccormick at
Sat Oct 25 01:59:26 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 10/24/2008 02:17 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
>>>   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.
> Which I think is a somewhat convoluted way of saying that "yes, your
> database is messed up in some subtle way" :-)

  By the way...did the Intel driver solve your resolution problems ??

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