Latest Ubuntu xorg-core update breaks Xorg

If you’re running Ubuntu, you might get an update notification for xorg-core. I’d advise not installing it. It broke Xorg on my computer and this seems to be a common problem.

The solution posted on the Ubuntu Forums is to downgrade the package:

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-core=1:1.0.2-0ubuntu10

And then restarting X. It’s strange that an update to a core element resulted in such widespread problems. (You’d expect that they’d catch it before release.)

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