I was trying to get multitouch working on my 11.10 installation. Some googling led me to believe that I should install:
to do that. This seems to be incorrect and may have messed up my system.
Ever since I installed this, not only does my install still not have multi-touch, but my touch pad occasionally does not work, I have some booting freezes, and am asked to partial upgrade. (Apparently fiddling with xserver is some kind of partial upgrade, I take it?)
Anyway, before partial upgrading, I saw that this package would be uninstalled, but no new xserver-xorg-input would be installed to replace it. (However, 172 other packages will be added, including CUPS, Empathy, and gedit, which all seem to currently work fine.)
Given that it may be removing something important in xserver-xorg, and that it may be installing new(?) versions of things that already were upgraded for 11.10 and working fine (and as far as I know, /not/ removed), is it safe to do this partial upgrade or not?
(Sidenote, I've consulted Upgrade manager wants me to do a partial upgrade and Partial Upgrade and I think my case is a little different, because these cases seemed to genuinely start an upgrade and finish part-way through it, whereas I just installed an inappropriate version of something, and want to get back to the right one.)