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Ubuntu breaks xorg-server… again

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So Ubuntu has done it again, they're released an update to xorg-server that breaks Xorg for most people leaving them stranded in the console.

This should have never been released. Especially because they already did this last year. There is no public mention of this any where. They should be getting some public word out to the people with busted systems, and letting everyone else know whats up instead of leaving everyone guessing.

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FYI the same thing happened

FYI the same thing happened on Debian, OpenSuSE, Gentoo and propably others, so it isn't strictly related to Ubuntu:

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=354593
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=461465
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=206490

I agree though that it should have been caught before releasing it, but that applies to all distros.

I hate when something like

I hate when something like that happens..

I'm on OpenSuSE though and have not experienced this (thankfully).

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