[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#490847: nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx init script not removed on uninstall

Steven Rosario srosariomd at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 17:16:58 UTC 2008

Package: nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx
Severity: important

I recently upgraded my system from an nvidia card needing legacy drivers
to an nvidia card that uses the current drivers. After doing apt-get
remove nvidia* to remove the legacy drivers, and installing the nvidia
drivers through module assistant, I faced a mystery problem where X
would start directly after install but would freeze with a black
screen before loading after reboot.

I traced the problem to nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx leaving its init script
in /etc/init.d in spite of uninstall, such that after the new nvidia-glx
init script would create symlinks to the proper glx driver, the leftover
legacy script would recreate non-working symlinks that would cause X
loading to fail at GLX initialization.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (300, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-10     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]      7.0.3-4    A free implementation of 
the OpenG
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.1.4-2  X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                      2:1.0.4-1  X11 miscellaneous extension 
pn  nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-96. <none>     (no description available)
ii  x11-common                    1:7.3+12   X Window System (X.Org) 

nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx recommends no packages.

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