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Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

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I came home after work in the evening and found out that the X Server failed to start after booting my laptop. The log didn't give me that much of a clue though I tried to update my xorg.conf using this command

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

But that didn't help and was wondering what could have gone wrong. It was working well till I shut it down without any problems when I left work today evening. Suddenly I realised that I installed some updates via the Update Manager and it was the xserver-xorg update that I installed. Good thing I didn't update it on my desktop which also runs Ubuntu Dapper Drake. When I checked the Ubuntu Community blogs I found out that there is a problem with this update. And the best part is I found the solution for it and fixed it as well. If you haven't updated it please don't do it for now. If u have done already here are the links where I found the solution.

Latest Dapper xserver-xorg upgrade might break the xserver

This is how I fixed it since xserver-xorg-core_1.0.2-0ubuntu10.4_i386.deb was not uploaded to the Ubuntu Servers.

HOWTO solve the problem

Posted on 22nd August 2006 17:32:30