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Re: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau removes xserver-xorg-input-kbd xserver-xorg-input-mouse and others

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 15:23:32 +0200, Rainer Dorsch wrote:

> Hi Rhonda,
> thanks for the quick reply. Worked indeed. The only challenge beyond that was 
> that also needed to upgrade the kernel, otherwise I saw in /var/log/Xorg.log.0
> (EE) [drm] failed to open device
> and the backported xserver-xorg-video-nouveau did not get up.
> Is there a better place to document this (or even enforce by a dependency?) 
> than the mailing list archive here?
$ dpkg --fsys-tarfile ../xserver-xorg-video-nouveau_0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1_amd64.deb | tar xOf - ./usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-video-nouveau/NEWS.Debian.gz | zcat
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (1:0.0.16+git20100518+4b8f1a0-1) experimental; urgency=low

  This version of xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is linked against a newer
  libdrm-nouveau which breaks the ABI and is not compatible with kernels
  <= 2.6.33.  You need to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.34-rc1 or newer.

 -- Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de>  Sat, 22 May 2010 10:22:42 +0200

That should show up automatically on package installation if you have
apt-listchanges installed (which you really should).


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