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

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Mon Nov 8 22:30:57 UTC 2010

Andreas Tille <tille at debian.org> writes:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 10:35:47AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> 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.

Well, that's not true as a general statement, as I use it and it's always
worked for me.  The NVIDIA packages are now doing almost exactly the same
thing the OpenAFS packages did through the whole squeeze development
process, so the code has been tested through a lot of kernel upgrades.

> 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 ...

We'll need some additional debugging information from you, such as what
the exact apt output was when you upgraded the kernel headers package to
the version corresponding to your new kernel (DKMS should have triggered
and told you what you were doing).  If you've switched to nouveau, I'm not
sure if you want to go back and reproduce the problem to provide that
output.  If you are, let us know; if not, we'll probably have to close
this as unreproducible unless someone else can duplicate the problem.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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