Re: upgrading trashed my font display
>On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 20:35 +0000, matthew yee-king wrote:
>> Adam Hardy wrote:
>> > I upgraded a whole set of packages in etch using synaptic.
>> > I answered several of the questions posed by the installation processses
>> > of some of the packages but I must have answered one of them very
>> > Now my system-, firefox- and thunderbird text refuses to appear until I
>> > drag the mouse across it.
>> > I am not sure how I managed to trash the system and I don't see anything
>> > immediate to restore it.
>> > This is the same in KDE, Gnome and Enlightenment. Can someone tell me
>> > where to start?
>> Are you using the nvidia binary drivers? If so, I had this problem
>> recently I think. My solution is here:
>It worked! I had previously installed the nVidia driver using nVidia's
>installer. I used the same installer to uninstall (using the
>--uninstall argument) the module. Then I used the instructions 
>linked from the above page to compile and install it the Debian way.
>Note that I had to uninstall the previous module first, or it didn't
I am following these instructions and nvidia-glx won't install because it says xserver-common which is uninstallable because it's broken.
I am using xorg not xfree86. Are these installation packages made only for xfree86?
Of course I uninstalled the previous nvidia driver, so now x won't run and I can't reinstall the old nvidia driver because it wants a different GCC version.
I guess I should go and google up some info on nvidia for xorg - but perhaps a fellow lister knows the answer already.