Re: occult nvidia kernel version skew -- getting desperate
On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 06:18:03PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Guessing that my problems probably resulted from a faulty upgrade (and
> there was plenty of that in the xorg6.9->7.0 transition), my next step
> would seem to be to purge *all* nvidia-specific packages, remove their
> .debs from apt-cache, reconstruct the locate database, look for any
> remaining files with a reasonable facsimile of "nvidia" in their names
> and delete them, look for any stray files not part of any package and
> delete any that look suspicious, and then begin to install the stuff
> again from scratch, downloading .debs, compiling kernel modules, etc.
I have now purged every package that contains 'nvidia' as part of its
name, and cleared the apt-cache so that if I ever start installing such
packages I can be sure of getting a fresh download.
But I still find nvidia-related files:
These should have vanished when I purged
nvidia-kernel-2.6.12-1-amd64-generic and the corresponding package for
2.6.15, shouldn't they have?
Can I delete them? I am desperately trying to clean everything out
before I start a reinstall.
The nvidia-kernel-2.6.15... package has disappeared from aptitude's list
of packages, by the way, but nvidia-kernel-2.6.12-1-amd64-generic is
still in the list, marked 'p S' as purged but (I presume) from a
There;s also a lot of nvidia stuff in /usr/src/linus-headers...
and a huge file tree under /usr/src/modules/nvidia-kernel
Can I just delete all this /usr/src stuff?