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Downgrading Debian packages

5 October 2011 11:13:17 Debian, for future reference, my software

After upgrading my Debian (unstable) workstation a few days I found X to be awfully slow. Also, X would refuse to load Nvidia's proprietary driver due to ABI incompatibility. ABI issue was easily "resolved" with an option in X.org's configuration, but slowness was still there. Driver update a day later only solved the ABI issue. Another day later I grew tired of X's slowness and decided to do something about it. I decided to downgrade X. Unfortunately it wasn't that easy.

Ever needed to downgrade a package with too many dependencies to count? plan-downgrade.pl may help. Read more.

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