Re: mouse pointer disappeared after upgrading to 6.0.1 in GNOME
Steven's source.list is okay, he is not the VirtualBox user, I am. LOL:
VirtualBox does remind me to upgrade to 4.x series every time it starts,
but 3.2 works fine so far. And 4.x package appears about 10M larger,
thus I am stick with 3.2.
IMHO, use a self build kernel is fine, the rest of Debian is still from
stable branch, besides, we can switch back to Debian official kernel any
time. The Debian kernel building routing is very smart, it build several
.deb package which can be installed via dpkg -i *.deb. It even change
the boot menu automatically, for example, there are both 18.104.22.168 and
2.6.32-5 on my boot menu now, so if I want go back to pure Debian 6.01,
just select 2.6.32-5, however, I then must try guess the mouse pointer
On 03/22/2011 12:25 PM, Steven Sciame wrote:
> That is possible. I just assumed that my sources.list was correct.
> Does this look right?
> steven@debtop:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
> deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
> deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ squeeze main
> deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
> deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
> deb http://debian-multimedia.org/ squeeze main non-free
> I am not crazy about the non-free, but I needed it for the b43 driver.
> Broadcomm joined the Linux Foundation and opened up a lot of their newer
> drivers, but somehow the old ones are still non-free as far as I
> know(this is an old laptop)
> and the non-free from multimedia: I need adobe flash for work, because
> gNash doesn't quite get it done. and w32codecs comes in handy too.
> --- On *Mon, 3/21/11, Scott Ferguson
> /<email@example.com>/* wrote:
> From: Scott Ferguson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: mouse pointer disappeared after upgrading to 6.0.1 in GNOME
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Monday, March 21, 2011, 10:58 PM
> On 22/03/11 14:12, Steven Sciame wrote:
> > I could try that, but I am a little nervous wandering away from a
> > "stable" system. Would I have to wait for the next point release for
> > this to get fixed and how would I maximize my chances of this being
> > fixed in 6.0.2? or sooner maybe?
> You are several upgrades behind the current, stable virtualbox.
> Possibly you didn't change your sources.list entry back in November -
> else you would be running 4.x vb.
> > --- On *Mon, 3/21/11, Scott Ferguson
> > /<firstname.lastname@example.org
> </email@example.com>>/* wrote:
> > From: Scott Ferguson <firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: mouse pointer disappeared after upgrading to
> 6.0.1 in GNOME
> > To: email@example.com
> > Date: Monday, March 21, 2011, 8:41 PM
> > On 22/03/11 12:30, Chen Wei wrote:
> > > hi Steven, since the VirtualBox 3.2 cannot built its module
> on 2.6.38
> > > source, follow the instruction in "Debian Linux Kernel
> Handbook", I
> > > rebuild the 22.214.171.124 kernel. It is quite strait forward and
> works, the
> > > result kernel is also smaller than default kernel. maybe u
> can try it
> > > before Debian issue another upgrade.
> > >
> > >
> > <snipped>
> > Suggest you use VirtualBox 4.0.4 (released 2011-02-17)
> > #apt-get remove virtualbox3.2
> > wget -t 0
> > (there's an AMD64 variant)
> > #dpkg -i virtualbox-4.0_4.0.4-70112~Debian~squeeze*.deb
> > wget -t 0
> > #VBoxManage extpack install
> > Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.0.4-70112.vbox-extpack
> fww I have had no issues, with vb in Lenny or Squeeze.
> The release notes are on virtualbox.org
> > A: Yes.
> > >Q: Are you sure?
> > >>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> > >>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
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