[Live-demo] Re: [OSGeo] #532: VMware client Xorg unable to log in

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Thu Feb 11 21:47:20 EST 2010

#532: VMware client Xorg unable to log in
  Reporter:  wildintellect  |       Owner:  live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  defect         |      Status:  new                      
  Priority:  normal         |   Component:  LiveDVD                  
Resolution:                 |    Keywords:  desktop 3.0 VMWare       
Comment (by wildintellect):

 Replying to [comment:1 hamish]:
 > Replying to [ticket:532 wildintellect]:
 > > Should we temporarily disable the sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to
 > > exlude kernel updates?
 > "dist-upgrade" should never be there in the first place.
 see the email list about this one...
 > To be hard nosed about it, if VMware can't handle a security fix in the
 kernel they should release an update.
 It actually seems to be a play between the 2, VMware is now letting VMs
 resize without the need for VMware tools to be installed. Because of this
 xorg seems to fail at guessing what size it can be, but the stock Xubuntu
 9.10 works fine. The error only creeps in after and upgrade.

 > Ubuntu should not change the main kernel version in a security update,
 just the bit after the first "-". fwiw (I don't know if this is true for
 ubuntu) debian bumps the package name if the ABI will be broken by the
 security update:
 > kernel-image-2.4.27-2-686
 > kernel-image-2.4.27-3-686
 That's just it we aren't limiting it to security updates it going:

 > > I also think we should modify the ubuntu config to only notify
 > > users about updates every 3-7 days. So that a normal person using
 > > it in a workshop will never see the update prompt.
 > updates are useless for live-DVD users, mostly useless for live-USB
 stick users (they fill up the modifications space very quickly), but very
 important for folks who have installed from the DVD/USB.

 So do we disable the APT preference for reminders, seems like that might
 mess with VM users?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/532#comment:2>
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