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On Sat, Jul 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Chris Brennan <xaero@xaerolimit.net> wrote:
> * Hans Vogelsberger <li.vog@schwaz.net> [2011-07-02 18:44:43 +0200]:
>> Todays testing update, safe-upgrade and full-upgrade totally killed my X
>> which ran with NVIDIA driver. Even this posting I must send from my old
>> computer which is in a terrible state because I did nothing on it since
>> I use the new one. Without X, most work I do on my computer cannot be done.
>> Nouveau did not work after I bought my Fujitsu in January. Installing
>> xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-dbg,
>> libdrm-nouveau1a, and libdrm-nouveau1a-dbg and changing the Driver line
>> in Section "Device" of /etc/X11/xorg.conf with Vim from "NVIDIA" to
>> "nouveau" and after another reboot to "NOUVEAU" did not work either. The
>> Identifier line was "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE" and thus correct, the other
>> sections in xorg.conf were not printed but configured elsewhere, and xdm
>> and xfce4 had worked well all the time.
>> I rechanged the Driver line with Vim again back to "NVIDIA", rebootet
>> and dpkg-reconfigured whatever seemed necessary, And rebootet again.
>> Near the end of /var/log/Xorg.0.log the following lines showed up:
>> (II) Loading extension DRI2
>> (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
>> (WW) Warning: couldn't open module "nvidia"
>> (II) Unloading module "nvidia"
>> (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia"
>> These seem to be the important lines and are the same in Xorg.0.log and
>> in Xorg.0.log.old. The logs with "nouveau" are lost. I rebootet to often
>> and there is only one Xorg.0.log.old file. As far as I remember those
>> lines did not look notably different from the "nvidia" ones.
>> Is there something I can do, or is it necessary to install Wheezy anew?
>> In this case I hope it is enough to repartition / and /boot partitions
>> and leave the other ones as they are.
>> Yours
>> Hans Vogelsberger
> Hans,
>    Try reinstalling the nvidia driver, the kernel likely changed during
> your upgrade and the driver needs to have his kernel module recompiled
> against the new kernel version. Try that and report back.

That's not the problem at my end.  I had nvidia-kernel-dkms installed,
which automatically takes care of that.  I haven't had to recompile
the driver on a kernel upgrade for months.


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