Bug#640019: [nvidia-kernel-source] No longer works
d_baron at 012.net.il
Thu Sep 1 16:05:15 UTC 2011
On Thursday 02 Elul 5771 18:07:55 Diederik de Haas wrote:
> On Thursday 01 September 2011 16:48:08 David Baron wrote:
> > Package: nvidia-kernel-source
> > Version: 280.13-3
> > Severity: grave
> > --- Please enter the report below this line. ---
> > Previously installed version (including related software and alternatives
> > packages) failed on kdm start. Error cited was ABI incompatabiliy. The
> > suggested option -ignoreABI--I have no idea where to apply it.
> > I removed the packages and attempted a reinstall
> > Both dkms and m-a builds fail to install the module (even though there is
> > no dkms notification of such).
> > nvidia-glx is not (re-)installable at present
> Hi David,
> See also http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=639737
> Below you'll find my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf:
> #This section is a workaround for the ABI mismatch between 280.13-2 and
> Xorg #This workaround was mentioned in bug 639737
> Section "ServerFlags"
> Option "IgnoreABI" "true"
If I had this, i.e. the Xorg.0.log had shown something like this, I would have
left well enough alone and tried it. Worst that would happen was that the
nvidia driver may not have worked OK, so I still go back to nouveau but the
installed packages remain consistent
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Configured Video Device"
> Driver "nvidia"
> As far as I know there are a couple of workarounds:
> 1. Downgrade X to version 1.10 (as described by Andreas in the
> aforementioned bug) 2. Downgrade nvidia drivers to the testing versions
Easier said than done, I am afraid
> 3. Upgrade to the (beta) version in experimental (285.03) and add the
> IgnoreABI flag.
Might be easier, still need to manually get all the packages because synaptic
or apt-get will not do it. Reports on 639737 imply it does not work well.
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