Bug#735424: nvidia-driver: New vesa test

Karsten Malcher debian at dct.mine.nu
Mon Jan 27 19:49:51 UTC 2014

O.K. Thank you for the advice.

1. I will deinstall all unneeded header packages
2. I will install the correct one and check it with dbsums
3. I will try to install the original nvidia driver and prove if it will work
4. When there is no hope to find the problem up to this point i will make
     a new installation of testing on the partition.

Am 27.01.2014 20:28, schrieb Andreas Beckmann:
> Is the linux-headers-3.12-1-common package correctly installed? (check with debsums) Before reinstalling, delete the 
> manually created link.

Not used up to now - but i will find out.

>> I tried to correct this by a symbolic link:
>> linux-headers-3.12-1-common -> linux-headers-3.12-1-common-rt
> the NVIDIA driver does not work under RT kernels, so get rid of the
> linux-headers-3.12-1-rt-amd64 linux-headers-3.12-1-common-rt packages

i can't remember to have this packages installed.
They are not installed under wheezy!

>> Then i rerun the installer and get make2.log
>> I have no idea what's going wrong this time?
>> Nothings works. :-(
> you probably don't need the uvm module ...


>>> 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 Maybe some outdated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.
> Changing the tires does not get your car going if the battery is dead.

Correct. I just wanted to see if this works.
But i only found much problems with headers ...

>>> 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 ...
> Unfortunately I don't see another way to find the tiny difference that
> breaks your system.

You have convinced me.

>>> 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?
>> I can try whatever can be done that don't need a half of a day.
> 319.82 backport was uploaded a few hours ago. See the backports page for
> instructions how to use backports.
> This should be rather quick and is just to verify that there isn't
> something broken w.r.t 319.82 on your card.

But then i must reinstall a copy of my running system first.
I don't want to break my working system.
I think it is more sensefull to try a clean installation of testing?

> Andreas


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