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Re: nvidia problems (Sid dist-upgrade)

On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 20:24:16 +0100, Benjamí Villoslada wrote:
> El Dilluns 30 Octubre 2006 09:54, Florian Kulzer va escriure:
> >  (Your
> > old custom-built nvidia package provides "nvidia-kernel-1.0.8774",
> > therefore it cannot satisfy the dependency of the new module.) The
> > linux-image-* package is installed because the nvidia-kernel-* package
> > depends on it.
> I remember, thanks! 
> Few weeks ago I've uninstalled linux-image-2.6.18-1-486 because I don't use 
> this stock kernel --now have one custom kernel.
> Exists some procedure in order to avoid this kernel installation when new 
> nvidia-glx and nvidia-kernel-source versions come?

One way would be to shut down X and remove the old nvidia-glx package
before upgrading the nvidia-kernel-source package. After you
auto-install the nvidia kernel module with module-assistant you can
install the new nvidia-glx package and restart X.

There might be a better way to do this, but I have not found it yet. (I
only switched from using the nvidia installer script to the Debian
packages a short time ago.)

Other workarounds I can think of involve equivs or installing the
nvidia-glx package with dpkg and "--force-depends".


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