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

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Mon Nov 8 23:11:54 UTC 2010

Andreas Tille <tille at debian.org> writes:

> The bug report was just about the misleading hint to the doc - if this
> is fixed I'm fine.

Oh, okay, yeah, that's fixed in Subversion (I need to request another
freeze exception for a new upload; I've been very slow in working on

> However, if it is helpful I might switch back and try again (but not
> before the weekend).  It might even be that the *installation* itself
> was working - the kernel module just did not loaded.  I had some strange
> dmesg output after modprobe-ing it which said I migh thave loaded
> another module (which was actually not the case).

> If you would tell me precisely what I should try to give the most
> helpful information (removing / purging what package(s) and reinstalling
> which ones) I'm willing to do the debugging work.

Well, I'm not sure exactly what failed, but if nvidia-kernel-dkms is
installed, it should automatically notice the installation of a new kernel
header package and build a module for that kernel.  So removing the new
kernel header package and then reinstalling it should trigger the DKMS

If the module built but didn't load, that's a different problem; for that,
the X.org log file is probably the best information to provide.

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

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