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I recently updated my Aptosid install to try to fix a problem with Ufraw. It was making multicolored dots on all the under exposed parts of the raw photos I converted it jpeg.

I read that the upgrade jumped to the 4.0 Kernel and that the new Nvidia driver was dumping my cards to a legacy driver. Upon updating, I could no longer get the nvidia driver working. I kept trying the legacy driver and fixes from Siduction but nothing worked.

So for a few days I was stuck with one screen. I normally have 3 running all the time. I have a video playing in the left. A browser ( the one I write this on), email client, and a couple of chat clients, all on one desktop. The right screen has 4 desktops filled with browsers, terminals, and file browser of things I am working for.

When I was stuck on one screen it was horrible. I had to keep switching the desktop, or try to deal with a mess of windows on one desktop. I could never watch an video without stopping everything else. How do people live like that.

In the end I finally had to uninstall the 4.0 kernel, and reinstall the nvidia driver. Finally I was back in business.

In the end the Ufraw I got still had the bug. Iceweasel crashes every time I start a youtube video to download, and I still can’t figure out how to make the Nouveau driver work with 3 screen, 2 cards with separate x sessions.