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A recent update to Xorg broke my desktop, which now looks like this:
In short, the desktop background is not updating on the secondary display. (And if there is no secondary display, the primary display background stops updating.)
Looking into the history, I found that this happened right after upgrading two packages:
These were upgraded to 1.9.0-0ubuntu7.3.
I'd like to downgrade these packages. How do I do that?
I've checked that both have another version in the maverick repo:
xserver-xorg-core: Installed: 2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7.3 Candidate: 2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7.3 Version table: *** 2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7.3 0 500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7 0 500 http://fi.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main amd64 Packages
However, apt won't let me downgrade them:
ville@fluxx ~ % sudo apt-get install xserver-common=2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7 xserver-xorg-core=2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7 The following packages have unmet dependencies: xserver-xorg-core : Depends: xserver-xorg but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages
And this is the reason:
ville@fluxx ~ % sudo apt-get install xserver-common=2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7 xserver-xorg-core=2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7 xserver-xorg-core The following packages have unmet dependencies: xserver-xorg-core : Depends: xserver-common (>= 2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7.3) but 2:1.9.0-0ubuntu7 is to be installed E: Broken packages
Am I out of options here?