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June 24th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Hi, the recent upgrade of the xserver broke something on my hardy system.

I'll describe the problem below, but my real question is, how can I downgrade to previous versions of the x11 packages, so that I can continue to work? I do not have the old .debs in my cache anymore.

The problem is the following: the whole x server crashes when a certain software (IDL by ITT Visual Inforamtion Solutions) tries to open any x11 window. This only happens when I use the NVIDIA legacy drivers (downloaded directly from NVIDIA, not the official Ubuntu package) for my video card. Before the June upgrade, everything worked fine.

Regards, Carsten.

June 24th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Update: the solution for my original problem was that the update seems to have overwritten a special libglx from the NVIDIA drivers.

But my main question remains: how can I get back to an old version of a package that is not listed in e.g. synaptic's Properties->Versions list anymore?

Do I need to keep everything locally in my apt cache if I want the ability to go back a few versions? Or are there official "historical" servers?

Regards, Carsten.