Linux/Gnome: When selection of text goes inactive as soon as the mouse button is released

… go though any gitk window on the desktop, and click on it, to release it from some unexpected GUI state. Just wanted that written down for the next time I try to select a segment in XEmacs or the gnome-terminal window, and the selection goes away as I release the mouse button.

Debian package notes (when apt and Automatic Updater in Ubuntu isn’t good enough)

Just a few jots on handling packages in Ubuntu. This post is a true mess. Pinning The bottom line seems to be not to use the Software Updater, but instead go # apt-get upgrade How to prevent certain packages from being updated, based upon this Pinning Howto page and the Apt Preferences page which cover [...]