Bug#640814: nvidia-glx not installable

Andrea Veri and at debian.org
Wed Sep 7 16:11:09 UTC 2011

Package: xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
Version: 280.13-4
Severity: important


while updating my sid system a few hours ago I noticed something went 
wrong on reboot. My screen went black and no actions could be taken. I 
rebooted on safe mode and tweaked a bit my xorg.conf (re-generated it 
through Xorg -configure), that trick usually made everything working 
correctly on the next boot.

The problem was still there, I logged back on a root shell and noticed 
there were problems with the 'xserver-xorg-video-nvidia' package. I 
then went to remove nvidia-kernel-dkms bits and had back my desktop. 
Trying to manually install the above package takes me to:

"The following packages have unmet dependencies:

xserver-xorg-video-nvidia : Depends: xorg-video-abi-10 but it's not 
installable or xorg-video-abi-8 but it's not installable or 
xorg-video-abi-6.0 but it's not installable

E: Damaged Packages"

I then went to check which package produced those binary files and the 
result was: 'xserver-xorg-core'. Packages should never directly depend 
on virtual packages. Can you please get rid of that and explain me 
what's going on with the 'xserver-xorg-video-nvidia' package?

Thanks in advance,

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