[ubuntu-x] Smoke testing of Precise X server bits

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at canonical.com
Fri Jan 20 06:43:13 UTC 2012

On 01/20/2012 03:01 AM, Chase Douglas wrote:
> Hi all,
> We have everything ready (almost) for the upload of the X server into
> Precise. It includes X server 1.11 plus the input stack from 1.12. It
> also includes a bunch of interdependent packages that would break if you
> were only to update your X server. Here's the known issues with the PPA:
> * No utouch-geis support, which means most of your gestures won't work
>   - Will be fixed by feature freeze
> * Multitouch in Qt from indirect devices (e.g. trackpads) is broken
>   - Will be fixed in next Qt upload *after* we push these packages
> * Qt is still building for armel, so don't test this on armel yet
> * A security hole will kill your screen saver if you type
>   Ctrl+Alt+KP_Multiply
>   - Will be fixed in xkeyboard-config upload in the next couple hours
> Notably, xserver-xorg-input-synaptics has a large patch added in today
> for multitouch support. The X synaptics module is used for all
> trackpads. Please test that your trackpad is behaving sanely.
> We are mostly looking for blocker bugs right now (random X server
> crashes, really obnoxious behavior, etc.). Please reply with any such
> bugs you find.

Oops, I forgot to mention the packages are in ppa:canonical-x/x-staging.
The following should get you set up for testing:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-x/x-staging
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

I don't think you need to dist-upgrade for this as there shouldn't be
any new packages or packages needing to be removed, but I'm not entirely

-- Chase

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