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Re: review request for the debconf templates used by the nvidia graphics driver [non-free]

Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> writes:

> [...]
>>    .
>>    To switch to the Nouveau driver, please uninstall all Nvidia driver
>>    packages, remove all Nvidia-specific configuration from
>>    /etc/X11/xorg.conf (and xorg.conf.d/), and *purge* the
>>    nvidia-kernel-common package - just removing it is insufficient.

> By the way, what configuration interferes that this purge avoids?  It
> sounds like a bug.

nvidia blacklists nouveau because they cannot coexist and if nouveau is
loaded by the initramfs, the nvidia module doesn't work and all sorts of
problems result.  That blacklist is a configuration file in
/etc/modprobe.d, and hence following the normal policy for configuration
files is only removed on purge.  See #580894, particularly near the end.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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