Bug#612956: Unmatched dependencies for nvidia-glx, xserver-xorg-core too new

Christian Wietholt ratlung at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 21:31:16 UTC 2011

Package: nvidia-glx
Version: 195.36.31-6: amd64
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

I am using the current (2011-02-11) version of Debian unstable. Since the last 
major upgrade of the xorg xwindow system, the nvidia-glx driver refuses to install
with the following error message

> sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 nvidia-glx : Depends: xorg-video-abi-6.0 but it is not installable or
                       xserver-xorg-core (< 2:1.7.7) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

This is true for both of my systems, an older notebook and my new desktop, on which
I did a fresh installation of Debian. 

Using the free drivers won't work for me, as I need full 3D acceleration for my work. 

I hope this can be fixed soon. 


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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