Bug#636680: [nvidia-kernel-dkms] Should Ask for Reboot

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Fri Aug 5 09:08:21 UTC 2011

On 2011-08-05 09:32, David Baron wrote:
> Package: nvidia-kernel-dkms
> Version: 280.13-1
> Severity: minor
> --- Please enter the report below this line. ---
> Since the DKMS build can proceed while X is running, there will be a conflict 
> on next startup. This probably applies to -source package as well.

I don't get your point here. What will be broken on next reboot?
Won't it be automagically "fixed" then?

> Nvidia's 
> installer demands shutting down, say kdm, before compiling.

Would you really prefer that way?

> Actually, since a module is loaded at boot time, things might not work until 
> after a reboot in any case.
> So "need tor reboot to complete upgrade" notification should be shown.

> --- Package information. ---
> nvidia-support                                  | 20110729+1

There should have been a debconf question being displayed with priority
high that the currently loaded kernel module does not match the
libraries being installed. Or is your debconf priority set to critical?


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