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Re: nvidia-glx vs. xserver-common

On Fri, Jul 07, 2006 at 12:41:24PM +0200, Michal Hajek wrote:
> Hello...
> :) well, this is what I have done a moment before :)
> I downloaded the .deb file from:
> http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia/dists/unstable/nvidia-graphics-drivers/binary-amd64/
> than I ran as root:
> # dpkg -i nvidia-glx_1.0.8178-3_amd64.deb 
> Selecting previously deselected package nvidia-glx.
> (Reading database ... 134769 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking nvidia-glx (from nvidia-glx_1.0.8178-3_amd64.deb) ...
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nvidia-glx:
>  nvidia-glx depends on xserver-common (>= 4.0.3); however:
>   Package xserver-common is not installed.
> dpkg: error processing nvidia-glx (--install):
>  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  nvidia-glx

You can't just get nvidia-glx.  You need the dependancies for it too.
apt-get -f install MIGHT fix those for you.  You of course also have to
install nvidia-kernel-source and build the modules for your current
kernel (m-a -t a-i nvidia).

Len Sorensen

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