nouveau causing screen smears/garble

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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby cynwulf » 2012-05-15 13:57

Jerome wrote:Dowgrading does it. Now, questions are how long will we be keeping the old libcairo, and will this break something else before the EXA bug is solved and libcairo is upgradable ?

When you're running the testing or unstable distributions - this happens. Put libcairo2 on hold and when xserver 1.12 arrives in testing you can try upgrading again... no one can tell you how long it will take - it depends on the state of the xorg packages in unstable.

http://www.debian.org/devel/testing
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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby ramack » 2012-05-15 15:00

Putting the package on hold is done by pinning it?
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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby cynwulf » 2012-05-15 15:20

If you use aptitude it's easy enough:
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# aptitude hold libcairo2

unhold should be self explanatory...

Remember that apt-get will not respect hold's made by aptitude...

I don't use apt-get much these days, but I believe it still works in the same way as ever, e.g:
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# echo "libcairo2 hold" | dpkg --set-selections

And to unhold:
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# echo "libcairo2 install" | dpkg --set-selections
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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby ramack » 2012-05-15 15:41

I use apt-get. Thanks, better and easier than pinning. I haven't pinning packages but only a couple times, and that was pinning to Testing or Stable in Sid. Can you pin package versions? Holding looks more appropriate in this case.

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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby cynwulf » 2012-05-15 16:18

Yes you can apply pinning in /etc/apt/preferences, but this method is easier and cleaner IMO.
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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby Jerome » 2012-10-21 14:39

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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby Jerome » 2012-12-03 21:28

I just un-holded libcairo2 and I don't see any problem anymore on my up-to-date Wheezy.
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Re: nouveau causing screen smears/garble

Postby ramack » 2012-12-03 21:41

Sweet! Thanks for trying and posting your results!
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