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Old 11-15-2010, 10:24 AM
Uwe Kleine-König
 
Default Bug#603469: xserver-xorg-video-ati: screen randomly goes black with no way to bring it back

Hello,

can you please stop top-posting? (See e.g.
http://idallen.com/topposting.html for some reasoning.)

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 12:18:00PM +0100, lauren wrote:
> hi and thanks so much for trying to help
>
> i tried what you said but got:
>
> Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
> requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
> distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
> or been moved out of Incoming.
> The following information may help to resolve the situation:
>
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
> linux-image-2.6.36-trunk-686 : Depends: linux-base (>=
> 2.6.36-1~experimental.1) but 2.6.32-27 is to be installed
> Recommends: firmware-linux-free (>=
> 2.6.36) but 2.6.32-27 is to be installed
> E: Broken packages
ah, try

apt-get -t experimental install linux-image-2.6.36-trunk-686

> so it isn't installed
>
> also i didn't have a /etc/apt/preferences file so i created it ... is
> that correct?
yep

Best regards
Uwe

> On 11/15/2010 10:46 AM, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 04:09:24PM +0100, lauren wrote:
>>> i'm sorry but i don't know how to do that kind of upgrade ... will it
>>> break the rest of my system?
>> No, it won't. Just do the following:
>>
>> # cat>> /etc/apt/preferences<< EOF
>> Package: *
>> Pin: release o=Debian,a=experimental
>> Pin-Priority: 102
>> EOF
>>
>> # echo "deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian experimental main">> /etc/apt/sources.list
>>
>> # apt-get update
>>
>> # apt-get install linux-image-2.6.36-trunk-686
>>
>> This should prevent any unwanted upgrades from experimental and still
>> allow you to hand-pick kernels from there. The installation updates one
>> additional package that should not hurt you. Other than that running a
>> squeeze with .36 should be fine.
>>
>> Best regards
>> Uwe
>>
>

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