[Pkg-fglrx-devel] Bug#748821: fglrx-modules-dkms: Removal scripts of this package are incomplete.
gordon.garmaise at verifiedata.com
Wed May 21 03:25:43 UTC 2014
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* What led up to the situation?
The system in question has a AMD/ATI HD Radeon chip set and I attempted to use this package to enable 3D acceleration. This was not sucessful.
* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or ineffective)?
The GUI (Gnome in this case) became unavailable.
Purging the package did not restore previous Xorg functionality.
Reinstalling xorg / xorg-common did not resolve the issue.
Using "find" to locate and delete the "*fglrx*" files under /lib also failed to solve the problem.
Boot logs revealed the "fglrx" module had persisted in the initramfs.
Removed the line for fglrx from /etc/initramfs-tools/modules. Then "update-initramfs -u".
* What was the outcome of this action?
GUI interface now available after reboot.
* What outcome did you expect instead?
I expected that purging the packape would thuroughly remove all traces of the package and revert to the previous functioning xorg configuration.
I recommend that flgrx be removed from /etc/initramfs-tools/modules at a minimum on purge along with a suggestion to delete other files.
This may apply to flgrx-source as well.
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-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.5
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages fglrx-modules-dkms depends on:
pn dkms <none>
fglrx-modules-dkms recommends no packages.
Versions of packages fglrx-modules-dkms suggests:
pn fglrx-driver <none>
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