PPA with patched xserver-xorg to fix bug 865

PPA description

This PPA contains Xorg packages with patch from from ArchLinux AUR (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xorg-server-bug865/) for

* Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with xorg-server-hwe-16.04
* Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
* Ubuntu 18.10

They fix the corresponding bugs:
* https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/36812
* https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1245473
* https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1683383

Warranty disclaimer: packages were tested in 16.04 LTS with HWE (Unity, MATE, Xfce); 18.04 LTS (Cinnamon, KDE, MATE, Xfce); 18.10 (Cinnamon, KDE, MATE, Xfce). However other desktops may have issues even after applying the patch. For example these packages do not fix problems for GNOME Shell and Unity (in 18.04 LTS and 18.10).


Install with the following command:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


Optionally pin (lock/hold) related packages to prevent their upgrade with:

cat <<EOF | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/pin-xorg-hotkeys
Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-nrbrtx-xorg-hotkeys
Pin-Priority: 1337


Remove with commands:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:nrbrtx/xorg-hotkeys
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/pin-xorg-hotkeys


Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:nrbrtx/xorg-hotkeys to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nrbrtx/xorg-hotkeys
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

Display sources.list entries for:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nrbrtx/xorg-hotkeys/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nrbrtx/xorg-hotkeys/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main 
Signing key:
4096R/E756285F30DB2B2BB35012E219BFCAF5168D33A9 (What is this?)

For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Norbert.

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xorg-server 2:1.20.1-3ubuntu3ppa1 Norbert (2018-10-19)
xorg-server 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.2ppa3 Norbert (2018-09-28)
xorg-server-hwe-16.04 2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.1~16.04.2ubuntu1ppa4 Norbert (2018-10-27)
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