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Debian unstable broken?
Posted by eddor1614 on Thu 17 Jul 2008 at 19:55
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hello
after a dist-upgrade my machine does not work well.
the mouse is dead, new USB devices don't work, because the /dev entries doesn't get created.
/dev/null has wrong permissions. Sound modules do not load automatically.
this is very strange.
i'm looking into this.
modprobe psmouse and the mouse is working, but after reboot i have to manually modprobe.

 

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Re: Debian unstable broken?
Posted by atrixnet (64.39.xx.xx) on Thu 17 Jul 2008 at 22:09
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debian unstable is... unstable. of course things are going to break. that's very explicit in the formal designation, "unstable"...

it's unstable as sid himself, the toy story character for which the unstable distro is affectionately named...see what I mean:
http://www.pixar.com/featurefilms/ts/chars_pop9.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Toy_Story_characters#Sidney_ Phillips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRNAVrXFv0

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Re: Debian unstable broken?
Posted by ajt (204.193.xx.xx) on Fri 18 Jul 2008 at 13:30
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While you are correct that it is called unstable for a reason it is normally more stable than some operating systems I could mention...

--
"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: Debian unstable broken?
Posted by dwatson (212.159.xx.xx) on Thu 17 Jul 2008 at 22:26
I had the same problem earlier today, have a look at http://bugs.debian.org/491107

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Re: Debian unstable broken?
Posted by AJxn (90.227.xx.xx) on Sun 20 Jul 2008 at 00:16
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Thank you for one usefull comment.

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Re: Debian unstable broken?
Posted by rbochan (24.58.xx.xx) on Fri 18 Jul 2008 at 12:24
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Welcome to the Unstable branch! I highly recommend you read this unofficial FAQ for Sid. That, along with installing the apt-listbugs package, should keep you from breaking things too badly on a regular basis.

...Rob

The American Dream isn't an SUV and a house in the suburbs; it's Don't Tread On Me.

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