Re: broken nvidia package, is there a work around?
From: Joris Huizer (jorishuizer_at_planet.nl)
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 14:01:49 +0200 To: debian-user <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Michael Bonert wrote:
> I'm running Sarge and I just tried installing nvidia's proprietary
> drivers. Bottom line is it didn't work and I'm 97% sure it is
> messed packages.
> I worked through the instructions in "nvidia-kernel-source"
> and then get to a place where I have a deb package I built
> from the (kernel) headers--but it doesn't install 'cause of
> a dependency:
> # dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-2.6.6-1-386_1.0.5336-6_i386.deb
> Selecting previously deselected package nvidia-kernel-2.6.6-1-386.
> (Reading database ... 68446 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking nvidia-kernel-2.6.6-1-386 (from
> nvidia-kernel-2.6.6-1-386_1.0.5336-6_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of
> nvidia-kernel-2.6.6-1-386 depends on nvidia-kernel-common (>=
> 1.0.5336); however:
> Package nvidia-kernel-common is not installed.
> dpkg: error processing nvidia-kernel-2.6.6-1-386 (--install):
> dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> # apt-get install nvidia-kernel-common
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Package nvidia-kernel-common is not available, but is referred to by
> another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> is only available from another source
> E: Package nvidia-kernel-common has no installation candidate
> I've found the installation process with the proprietary nvidia/debian
> stuff frustrating.
> What is the point of using it any away-- as opposed to installing the
> tar ball from nvidia's site?
> I hope someone out there can enlighten me.
> Athlon 2200 XP
> ASUS A7N8X (Motherboard)
> ASUS V8420 - NVIDIA GeForce 4
> Viewsonic PF790
> 512 MB RAM
> Debian Sarge
> 2.6.6-1-386 Kernel
> KDE 3.2.2
You should be able to get nvidia-kernel-common from apt; it's in the
(http://packages.debian.org/testing/x11/nvidia-kernel-common) so add
contrib (and maybe non-free ?) to your /etc/apt/sources.list lines like
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