Problems with Updates
Kennneth P. Turvey
kt-usenet at squeakydolphin.com
Fri Oct 31 22:27:21 UTC 2008
On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 03:04:56 +0000, Kennneth P. Turvey wrote:
> In the last couple of months, automatic updates from Ubuntu have broken
> sound and XV extensions for X11 on my system. I think that in the
> future once I have my system working correctly, I'm just going to
> neglect the updates, all of them, including security updates.
> What is the biggest risk associated with this on a laptop computer? I
> just don't think security updates are going to be that big a problem for
> Is there a way to mitigate this problem without my system breaking on a
> regular basis?
> Why aren't these updates more solid than this? There is no reason that
> whole subsystems should be trashed by an automatic update. Wait until
> they are stable!
OK, I figured one of these problems out and I thought I would share the
solution with you.
Apparently Ubuntu decided I really needed to be using the intel X server
instead of the i810 X server without informing me or requesting my
intervention. So I ended up with both X servers installed on my system
and gdm was using the newer intel driver which doesn't work with XV on my
system. So all I had to do was to remove the intel X server and now all
On sound.. I still have no idea what was wrong, but in working this all
out I had to reinstall the operating system a few times. Sound started
working again after doing the reinstall. It still works even though I've
run all the current updates. So I really have no idea what was going on
Anyway, thanks for all your help.
Kenneth P. Turvey <kt-usenet at squeakydolphin.com>
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