Re: xorg not working after synaptic upgrade (Lenny stable)
Thomas Anderson did write:
I did the usual synaptic update and upgrade and after I rebooted the X
server refuses to start. I'm on Debian stable Lenny. I temporarily
changed the "nvidia" string in xorg.conf to "nv" and it works in a low
resolution now to write this mail. I've included the synaptic log of
what got upgraded below. Anyone know what went wrong and what I should
do to fix it? I think I used the nvidia proprietary driver package in
the contrib or non-free repository in february, but I dont remember
all details since I tried so many things. I suppose there is something
wrong between the new kernel and the old nvidia drivers. But shouldn't
that be upgraded automatically when the kernel debian package gets
updated? Maybe I downloaded their package from their site and
installed it manually. Hmm..
In any case I thought I should ask a preemptive question before I
break anything further ;) .<snip commit log>
"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur"
I hope that this will work for you, because it worked for me this a.m. when I updated. The stock kernel image has been updated (2.6.26-2-686 for me). The recipe below worked for me. Good luck:
1. download the latest nVidia driver from the nVidia site
2. back up your xorg.conf file for safe keeping
3. stop the *dm (for me this is gdm, so therefore: sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop)
4. download the necessary linux header file: sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r`
5. sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-<version>-pkg1.run
6. don't allow the installer to download a new kernel, allow it to compile, don't allow it to abort (i.e. accept that the gcc version may be dissimilar) and allow nvidia to update the xorg.conf file
7. sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start (replace gdm with kdm if appropriate)
Your X should come back into action.
Hope it helps.