Bug#602733: nvidia-kernel-dkms: Missing documentation

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Mon Nov 8 22:12:55 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 10:35:47AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> writes:
> > On 2010-11-07 17:54, Andreas Tille wrote:
> >> A README.Debian would be really nice.
> > I must admit, I don't use the dkms package myself. So I have no good
> > idea about what to write in a README.Debian that is not already
> > mentioned in the package description.
> There really isn't a whole lot to write other than to emphasize that the
> kernel headers package has to be installed, which you covered.  It should
> basically just work at that point, or it will tell you that it didn't and
> include a pointer to the build logs.

Unfortunately it does not work.  I just discovered this package when I did
upgraded my kernel and thought I would need to build the Nvidia kernel module
again (I was using m-a nvidia in the cases before which worked but did not
at the recent kernel upgrade in testing).
> I don't build my own kernels, though, which always complicates anything
> about module builds.

I do not use self compiled kernels - just installed the lastest upgrade in
testing.  My frustration ended when I switched to noveau driver.  I actually
do not really need 3D stuff - perhaps this sets the never ending manual
work with nvidia stuff an end ...

Kind regards



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