Bug#640814: nvidia-glx not installable

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Wed Sep 7 19:34:58 UTC 2011

reassign 640814 nvidia-glx
forcemerge 639737 640814
found 639737 285.03-1
found 639737 280.13-4
affects 639737 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

On 2011-09-07 18:11, Andrea Veri wrote:
> 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 

You should have noticed some package conflict/removal/... before the
upgrade ... apt-get/aptitude would have told you that.

> 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

xserver-xorg-core in unstable only provides xorg-video-abi-11, the NEW
abi, that is not compatible with the nvidia driver. But the driver works
fine with the older xserver-xorg-core from testing and squeeze.

> I then went to check which package produced those binary files and the 
> result was: 'xserver-xorg-core'. Packages should never directly depend 

An additional dependency on xserver-xorg-core wouldn't have helped
without abi support.

> on virtual packages. Can you please get rid of that and explain me 
> what's going on with the 'xserver-xorg-video-nvidia' package?

nvidia does not yet support Xorg Xserver 1.11. Stay with
xserver-xorg-core 1.10.x from testing until they fix this.


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