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I'm on a Dell Inspiron x86_64. With Precise Pangolin 12.04.2 through the regular updates.

I recently upgraded the Linux kernel from 3.2 (Installed Precise 12.04 in Oct.12) to 3.5 (the one that comes with 12.04.2 & 12.10- called lts-quantal). I know that with the new kernel also comes a new Xorg server.

Before the upgrade some files needed a removal (at least that was I was told by the terminal): wine, acroread and Google Earth.

After the system restarted I looked to reinstall google earth but there is a message on Software Center: To install google earth stable, these items must be removed:


and many xserver related files.

It's the same when I try to install acroread. I didn't even try Wine after all.

I don't want to remove those files without being sure it is harmless. I really would like to find a solution or an alternative to this problem.

Please help me

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does google earth support lts quantal? –  Soroosh129 Feb 27 '13 at 5:55
Ok, just found a workaround! $ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-lts-quantal libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-quantal:i386 libgl1-mesa- I couldn't wait so I kept searching on my own. There are many bug reports on Launchpad with the same issue. Found the workaround here. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-lts-quantal/+bug/1101899 I Hope it would help anyone else. –  Francisco J. Robles Feb 28 '13 at 22:44
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