Bug#735424: nvidia-driver: New vesa test

Karsten Malcher debian at dct.mine.nu
Wed Jan 29 11:25:49 UTC 2014

Hi Diederik,

Am 29.01.2014 12:16, schrieb Diederik de Haas:
> Hi Karsten,
> On Wednesday 29 January 2014 11:29:51 Karsten Malcher wrote:
>>>> ii  linux-headers-3.12-1-amd64
>>>> 3.12.6-2                       amd64        Header files for Linux
>>>> 3.12-1-amd64 ii  linux-headers-3.12-1-common
>>>> 3.12.6-2                       amd64        Common header files for Linux
>>>> 3.12-1
>>> Reinstall the linux-headers-amd64 package.
>> As i have written i purged all header packages and reinstalled this package.
> You've installed 'linux-headers-3.12-1-amd64' package, not 'linux-headers-
> amd64'.
> This won't solve your current issue, but it will make sure that when a new
> kernel lands in testing (which will happen), the appropriate linux-headers
> package will also be installed.

O.K. - but what is the difference?

As "user" i expect to get the correct headers for the kernel
when i install


The package names seem to be chaotical now.

>>> Can you run the following command and attach the resulting file
>>> (bug735424-packages.txt) to your reply?
>> I rebooted and you will find the file attached.
> I'm missing a whole bunch of nvidia packages ...
> Locating the problem becomes much harder if you keep using NVidia's .run file,
> so please stop doing that.

Yes - i only tested the original nvidia installer as comparison to the environment with the self compiled kernel.

> Post the output of 'ls -l /usr/bin/gcc'
> And run the following command:
> 'aptitude install nvidia-driver'

First i have to install the original nvidia driver now.
Do you think it is a good idea to start with a clean new copy of wheezy now and upgrade it to jessie?
I think everything is really mixed up now.

> When that has finished, attach the file '/var/lib/dkms/nvidia-
> current/319.76/3.12-1-amd64/x86_64/log/make.log' to your reply.

Is there no precompiled nvidia driver included in the debian packages?


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