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Old 26th August, 2006, 11:05 PM
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Linux patch becomes terminal pain
Update malaise spreads
By Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus
Published Saturday 26th August 2006 08:02 GMT


Many users of the increasingly popular Ubuntu Linux distribution found themselves thrown back to mid-1990s on Tuesday, when a botched update to the graphical X Window subsystem brought them face-to-face with the command-line terminal.

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Old 26th August, 2006, 11:07 PM
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Poor people, that couldn't of been nice for them. Errr Dan think you could remove this from your post i don't think it's necessary.
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Just caught that front page and came here":O}
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I'm just running around the threads at the moment so i spot these things too fast. Sounds like Ubuntu really messed up with this update, did this affect every version of Ubuntu?
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Did this happen ex proposito?
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Didn't happen to me.

I wonder what the patch actually did to disable the gui.

Edit: here's the fix: http://www.ubuntu.com/FixForUpgradeIssue
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This is only really nasty for those who can't use the terminal to save their lives, or who don't have any other access to computers. So long as you can find the fix somewhere else, and are at least competent enough to install the fix in the terminal, then you're fine. I guess this is one of the nice things about having dial-up and rarely updating - you don't get hit with nasty 'patches' that blow everything up temporarily.
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This is only really nasty for those who can't use the terminal to save their lives, or who don't have any other access to computers. So long as you can find the fix somewhere else, and are at least competent enough to install the fix in the terminal, then you're fine. I guess this is one of the nice things about having dial-up and rarely updating - you don't get hit with nasty 'patches' that blow everything up temporarily.
Unless you dialled up on tuesday

I haven't been using Ubuntu that much recently, used it for a few days then changed the boot drive settings so that the boot menu wouldn't be displayed. I never use autoupdate features of any software with the exceptions of antivirus, antispyware and firewall. I also don't use any microsoft security products as they seem to be more prone to attack than other developers software.

Lucky for me that i didn't decide to start using and to update it on monday then.
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I think I'm to recent a download to get hit.
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