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Re: bad ABI version?

On 2015-05-06 23:22 +0200, Bob Proulx wrote:

> Dale Harris wrote:
>> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>>  xserver-xorg-video-intel : Depends: xorg-video-abi-18
>>  E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
> xorg-video-abi-18 is provided by xserver-xorg-core=2:1.16.4-1 however
> that has been replaced in Sid by xserver-xorg-core=2:1.17.1-2 which
> provides xorg-input-abi-21, xorg-video-abi-19 and not 18 anymore.

For the reference, this happened by accident, the new xserver version
was meant to to go to experimental but ended up in unstable[1].

> This appears to make xserver-xorg-video-intel uninstallable in Sid.

The reason being that the binNMU of xserver-xorg-video-intel failed,
because that 18 months old driver is not compatible with xserver 1.17[2].

> However I think the functionality might have migrated.  I see that I
> no longer have it installed on my system and yet I am still running X
> okay.
> But perhaps that is because it maybe happened recently and I haven't
> logged out for a while.  My system could be dead and doesn't know it
> yet.  Meaning that I am going to be logging out this evening and
> testing carefully.  I have this Intel graphics adapter.
>   00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
> And am using the driver (from /var/log/Xorg.0.log):
>   [   176.914] (II) intel: Driver for Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Chipsets:
>         i810, i810-dc100, i810e, i815, i830M, 845G, 854, 852GM/855GM, 865G,
>         915G, E7221 (i915), 915GM, 945G, 945GM, 945GME, Pineview GM,
>         Pineview G, 965G, G35, 965Q, 946GZ, 965GM, 965GME/GLE, G33, Q35, Q33,
>         GM45, 4 Series, G45/G43, Q45/Q43, G41, B43, HD Graphics,
>         HD Graphics 2000, HD Graphics 3000, HD Graphics 2500,
>         HD Graphics 4000, HD Graphics P4000, HD Graphics 4600,
>         HD Graphics 5000, HD Graphics P4600/P4700, Iris(TM) Graphics 5100,
>         HD Graphics 4400, HD Graphics 4200, Iris(TM) Pro Graphics 5200
> Is my system dead but doesn't know it yet?  I will find out tonight.

Your system will not be dead, but if you restart X it will downgrade to
the modesetting driver (assuming there is no driver specified in


1. https://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2015/05/msg00092.html
2. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=784444

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