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Bug#402563: xserver-xorg-video-nv: server crash when receiving PM event with closing lid

Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
> On 3/5/07, Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
>> Giuseppe Bilotta wrote:
>> > Sorry for the delay, gmail thought your mail was spam :P
>> >
>> > The patch worked in the sense that when I lower the lid, the xserver
>> > keeps running. It even turns off the monitor backlight.
>> >
>> > However, the backlight is not turned back on when I raise the lid
>> > again. I'm not sure this fits in this bug anymore though, so I'm
>> > thinking about opening a new bug with the backlight issues (there are
>> > two of them), unless you think this bug fits.
>> >
>> > Thanks for the fix, BTW :)
>> >
>> Hi Giuseppe,
>> Could you try xserver-xorg-core (2:1.2.0-6) currently in experimental?
> What kind of procedure should I follow to use a package from
> experimental in my testing/unstable installation?

Here's what I do here:

Open your /etc/apt/sources.list
Duplicate the line you have for etch (only "deb ...", no need for
"deb-src" now), and change the copy from "etch" (or "testing") to
You might want to add a line for unstable too

Open (or create) /etc/apt/apt.conf and inserts something like:
    APT::Default-Release "testing";
so that apt-get/aptitude takes in testing by default

apt-get or aptitude update

you can check which package versions are available where by doing
"apt-cache policy <package>"

Then, tell apt-get/aptitude to take in experimental by doing one of the
following lines:
    apt-get install xserver-xorg-core/experimental
    aptitude install -t experimental xserver-xorg-core

As long as you don't add "/experimental" or "-t experimental",
apt-get/aptitude takes in testing first.

Hope this helps


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