Bug#735424: nvidia-driver: New vesa test

Karsten Malcher debian at dct.mine.nu
Mon Jan 27 16:20:31 UTC 2014

Sorry for the delay.

Am 25.01.2014 11:37, schrieb Andreas Beckmann:
> 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 ...

Yes - but that's the original NVidia driver.
Up to now this works whenever i use it.

This time something with the headers is mixed up and does not work.
In kernel.txt you can see which packages are installed.

The first time i run NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-331.38.run i get the errors of make.log

I tried to correct this by a symbolic link:
linux-headers-3.12-1-common -> linux-headers-3.12-1-common-rt
Then i rerun the installer and get make2.log
I have no idea what's going wrong this time?
Nothings works. :-(

>>> 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 Maybe some outdated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.

Yes - but how to find out?
I thought it would be easier to get a running NVida-driver first.

> 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.

Hmmm - yes - but that will take really much time.
I will try to do this, it will take time to find a day with some hours ...

> BTW, in your wheezy installation, which driver and kernel version were
> you using? Did you test with the nvidia driver from wheezy-backports?

I posted somewhere at the beginning of the bug. It is 304.88-1+deb7u1
You mean i should install the backport driver on wheezy first?

> (It currently has 319.72 and will be upgraded early next week once
> 382.82 reaches testing.)

I can try whatever can be done that don't need a half of a day.

> Andreas


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