Bug#625877: Problems of using the beta driver, as I use the nvidia-kernel-dkms

M. infinity.probability at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 19:02:11 UTC 2011

Dear all,

After needing to reboot my machine, I got a strange error when I try
to enable desktop effects, or even glxgears or glxinfo:

glxgears: Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual
glxinfo: name of display: :0
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig

and compositing is not working on KDE, saying that it cannot enable
the OpenGL renderer. All the nvidia packages are in the 275.09.04

dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii  libgl1-nvidia-alternatives               275.09.04-1
        simplifies replacing MESA libGL with GPU vendor libraries
ii  libgl1-nvidia-alternatives-ia32          275.09.04-1
        simplifies replacing MESA libGL with GPU vendor libraries
ii  libgl1-nvidia-glx                        275.09.04-1
        NVIDIA binary OpenGL libraries
ii  libgl1-nvidia-glx-ia32                   275.09.04-1
        NVIDIA binary OpenGL 32-bit libraries
ii  libglx-nvidia-alternatives               275.09.04-1
        simplifies replacing Xorg module libglx.so with GPU vendor
ii  nvidia-glx                               275.09.04-1
        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver
ii  nvidia-installer-cleanup                 20110515+1
        Cleanup after driver installation with the nvidia-installer
ii  nvidia-kernel-common                     20110515+1
        NVIDIA binary kernel module support files
ii  nvidia-kernel-dkms                       275.09.04-1
        NVIDIA binary kernel module DKMS source
ii  nvidia-settings                          270.41.06-1
        Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii  nvidia-support                           20110515+1
        NVIDIA binary graphics driver support files
ii  nvidia-xconfig                           270.41.06-1
        X configuration tool for non-free NVIDIA drivers

I have a suspicion that the mesa packages are the ones giving trouble:
dpkg -l | grep mesa
ii  libgl1-mesa-dri                          7.10.2-4
        free implementation of the OpenGL API -- DRI modules
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx                          7.10.2-4
        free implementation of the OpenGL API -- GLX runtime
ii  libglu1-mesa                             7.10.2-4
        The OpenGL utility library (GLU)
ii  mesa-utils                               8.0.1-2
        Miscellaneous Mesa GL utilities

But if I try to remove any one of them, apt-get tries to desinstall
all my KDE. How can I help? What can be done?


2011/6/8 M. <infinity.probability at gmail.com>:
> Thanks for your answer. The nvidia-kernel-dkms with the correction
> were uploaded to the repository yesterday, and now I can confirm that
> with the nvidia-kernel-dkms and nvidia-glx packages from experimental
> (275.09.04) KDE is very pleased :-). Everything seems to be working
> fine - resizing konsole, and so on - and I feel it a little bit faster
> too.
> Thanks!
> 2011/6/8 Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de>:
>> On 2011-06-07 23:25, M. wrote:
>>> as I use the
>>> nvidia-kernel-dkms system and even if I try to remove the relevant
>>> packages the beta driver directly from Nvidia would not install.
>> If you want us to look into this issue, please open a new bug report and
>> give detailed lists of *nvidia* packages you installed and removed, as
>> well as the error messages from nvidia-installer. The nvidia-installer
>> probably won't work properly as long as any *nvidia* package is still
>> installed, eventually they even need to be purged.
>> Andreas

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