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

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Jul 17 12:43:15 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 12:16:58PM -0500, Steven Rosario wrote:
> 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.

Config files are left behind on remove.  They are removed on purge.
That is normal behaviour.  Now perhaps the init script doing anything if
the package is removed is a problem.

To fully remove something either use apt-get remove --purge or use dpkg

Len Sorensen

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