Bug#735424: nvidia-driver: New vesa test

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sat Jan 25 10:37:27 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-25 11:02, Diederik de Haas wrote:
> On Friday 24 January 2014 10:41:37 Karsten Malcher wrote:
>> I have purged all the packages.
>> But installation of the NVidia driver fails, because compilation does not
>> work. I atteched the logs.

The nvidia .run installer seems to have problems compiling the kernel
module against Debian kernel header packages by making assumptions about
the compiler and source layout instead of using Kbuild to figure this
out ...

>> The directory /usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-1-amd64 exists!
>> But only with 1,9 MB content?

There is also /usr/src/linux-headers-3.12-1-common ... containing the
source files shared between all kernel flavors (there is only one flavor
for amd64 but several e.g. for i386).

But this is not going to fix your problem. There is something X-related
broken as you could see in the failing vesa test. Maybe some outdated
library, forgotten file or symlink somewhere or a non-default
configuration setting somewhere.

You should really try to do a clean minimal jessie install on a separate
disk, ensure X is working properly, install the same package set as you
have on the "grown" system, ensure X is still working, and compare the
two installations.

BTW, in your wheezy installation, which driver and kernel version were
you using? Did you test with the nvidia driver from wheezy-backports?
(It currently has 319.72 and will be upgraded early next week once
382.82 reaches testing.)


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