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Old 12-17-2005, 03:49 AM   #1
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xorg vs xfree86


I did an apt-get upgrade && dist-upgrade yesterday and it installed xorg, removed xfree86.

But now my graphics card doesn't work anymore with the faster s3 module but only with the slow vesa module.

I want to install xfree86 again, and remove xorg.

But then I want to make sure that when I do an upgrade in the future xorg doesn't get installed.
How would I do that?

greetz,
gunnix
 
Old 12-17-2005, 04:57 AM   #2
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I use only aptitude and here it's easy to "hold" packages. You just open aptitude's ncurses frontend, move the highlighted area on top of some package and then press the "=" key. But this doesn't "hold" packages if you use apt-get instead of aptitude.

The Debian Reference describes a method that should always apply regardless of the APT frontend you happen to choose.

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...en.html#s-hold
 
Old 12-17-2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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Thx. This works:

add the following to /etc/apt/preferences:

Package: xserver-common
Pin: release a=stable
Pi00n-Priority: 2000

Package: xserver-xfree86
Pin: release a=stable
Pi00n-Priority: 2000
 
Old 12-17-2005, 05:35 AM   #4
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Or you can use apt-config (or edit /etc/apt/apt.conf directly). Whatever you find most convenient.
 
  


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