Bug#611425: nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64: Installing nvidia driver silences bell

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sat Jan 29 18:02:25 UTC 2011

Hi Joe,

please leave the bug Cc:ed.

The package you want to upgrade is 'nvidia-glx' which is the xorg driver
and has (properly versioned) dependencies on everything it needs. There
might be additional packages to be installed due to packaging changes.
As there are no precompiled kernel modules for the driver packages in
experimental, dkms will be used to build one on the fly.


On 2011-01-29 18:35, Joe Riel wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Jan 2011 16:27:07 +0100
> Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> wrote:
>> Could you please test the driver currently in experimental
>> (260.19.something) and see if the problem persists?
> Could you advise on how to do that?
> I adding the following line to sources.list:
> deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
> then did
> $ sudo apt-get update

so far all is fine

> $ apt-get --simulate --target-release experimental install
> nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64 NOTE: This is only a simulation!
>       apt-get needs root privileges for real execution.
>       Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated,
>       so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation!
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree       
> Reading state information... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>   nvidia-kernel-common
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64 nvidia-kernel-common
> 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 386 not upgraded.
> Inst nvidia-kernel-common (20100522+1 Debian:testing [all])
> Inst nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64 (195.36.31+2+4+2.6.32-24
> Debian:testing [amd64]) Conf nvidia-kernel-common (20100522+1
> Debian:testing [all]) Conf nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64
> (195.36.31+2+4+2.6.32-24 Debian:testing [amd64])
> That suggests it would install the version from testing, not
> experimental, despite the use of --target-release experimenta.  
> Does the use of --simulate muck up the operation? 

That update looks quite OK i.e. it does what I would expect for trying
to update the prebuilt kernel module (nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-amd64).
It is just the wrong package you selected, so it doesn't do what you
expected or wanted.


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