[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#474734: nvidia-kernel-source: X server doesn't recognize the correct version

Sébastien MARQUE seb.marque at free.fr
Mon Apr 7 13:39:05 UTC 2008

Package: nvidia-kernel-source
Version: 169.12-1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

After upgrading the nvidia-kernel-source package, then de-tarring it, I
compiled it, it gave me a .deb file stamped 169.12, I installed it
straight forward with dpkg, then I could upgrade nvidia-glx.
I restarted the X server, and it failed showing me this error:
"API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 169.09, but the
NVIDIA driver component has version 169.12"
the same problem still occurs even doing these
# rmmod nvidia
# modprobe nvidia
and even when restarting the whole system.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
   APT prefers unstable
   APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nvidia-kernel-source depends on:
ii  debhelper                     6.0.11     helper programs for
ii  dpatch                        2.0.29     patch maintenance system
for Debia
ii  make                          3.81-4     The GNU version of the
"make" util
ii  sed                           4.1.5-6    The GNU sed stream editor

Versions of packages nvidia-kernel-source recommends:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.23    scripts to make the life of
a Debi
ii  kernel-package                11.001-0.1 A utility for building
Linux kerne
ii  nvidia-glx                    169.12-1   NVIDIA binary Xorg driver

-- no debconf information

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