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Re: Thursday upgrade borked my nvidia drivers

On April 2, 2005 03:52, Tim Day wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-04-02 at 00:41 -0800, Roy Pluschke wrote:
> > On April 1, 2005 23:12, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > > > An sarge upgrade on Thursday has made my nvidia driver unusable.  I
> > > > run the
> > > > debian 2.24.7 prebuilt kernel.  I believe it was the upgrade from
> > > > 2.24.7-7 to 2.24.7-8 that has caused the problem but I'm not certain
> > > > what else was upgraded any more.
> Sounds like a problem I just saw:
> I usually install the nvidia drivers with module-assistant using the
> 1.0.6111 debs which used to be in testing.  Works fine on 2.4 & 2.6.
> Just recently I got hit by the stock nvidia-kernel debs appearing in
> sarge's repository - these seem to have been built from 1.0.7167, but
> there's no matching nvidia-glx.  Any machines which grabbed them ('cos
> they appear more up to date than the modass built ones) wouldn't start X
> due to the version mismatch (at least I think that's what was happening;
> it was certainly complaining about a version mismatch between 7167 and
> 6111 somewhere).  Anyway, removing any trace of the 1.0.7167 debs and
> modass reinstalling from the 1.0.6111 versions got things going again
> for me.
> I'm kind of surprised the stock nvidia-kernel-* debs have appeared for
> Sarge when the stuff they're built from is being kept out by release
> critical bugs; does this mean we can expect (matching)
> nvidia-kernel-source and nvidia-glx to appear for sarge soon ???
> Tim

Tim, my situation was identical to yours -- also built 6111 using the module 
assistant.  I built 7167 from the nvidia sources rather than going back to 
6111 however.  I'm not sure how "official" the non-free packages are. Do the 
maintainers of the kernel packages even care about compatibility with the 
non-free stuff?  I gather everything will sort itself out soon enough.


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