Bug#730745: xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-96xx: Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0), kernel module works.

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Fri Nov 29 05:36:20 UTC 2013

Control: tag -1 wontfix upstream

On 2013-11-29 01:56, The Eclectic One wrote:
> Brand new install of jessie on a machine with an nvidia GeForce4 MX 420,
> which requires the nvidia-legacy-96xx driver.  It appears that the 96xx
> drivers have not migrated to jessie from sid yet, so had to install
> these packages (dpkg -i) from sid:

you should have gotten this message via debconf:

Setting up xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-96xx (96.43.23-90) ...

Configuring xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-96xx

NVIDIA legacy 96xx driver is no longer supported.

NVIDIA Corporation has not updated the legacy 96xx driver to support
current X servers, so this driver is no longer usable. For graphics
adapters that are not supported by a newer NVIDIA driver
generation, the best option is to use the free Nouveau driver.

To switch to the Nouveau driver, uninstall all NVIDIA driver packages
and remove all NVIDIA-specific configuration from /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(and xorg.conf.d/).

The Nouveau driver (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau) should work without
needing any specific xorg.conf settings.

If you need 96xx, stick to wheezy (at least for the Xorg stack) and take
the 96xx driver from wheezy-backports.


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