Bug#735424: nvidia-driver: New vesa test

Karsten Malcher debian at dct.mine.nu
Wed Jan 29 12:02:20 UTC 2014

Am 29.01.2014 12:52, schrieb Diederik de Haas:
>> O.K. - but what is the difference?
>> As "user" i expect to get the correct headers for the kernel
>> linux-image-3.12-1-amd64 when i install 'linux-headers-3.12-1-amd64'
> That is correct.
> But you have the package 'linux-image-amd64' installed (and that's a good
> thing), so when a new kernel enters testing, it will be installed on your
> system and then you won't have the corresponding headers package on your
> system.

No - i only installed the package linux-headers-3.12-1-amd64.

The package linux-image-amd64 was installed automatically!

>> First i have to install the original nvidia driver now.
> If you mean the 'nvidia-driver' package from Debian, then yes, do that.
> And report back with the requested information.

Sorry - misstyping - i mean UNinstall the origianl nvidia driver.

>> 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.
> Not now. Let's try to find (and fix) your issue now, otherwise you may end up in
> the same situation again.

Yes - i assume this will be the same.
But there is an system upgrade and the installation of the original nvidia package between?
What's about the backup of the system before the installation of the original nvidia driver?

> But it wouldn't hurt to start *preparing* for a complete new install and
> migrating your users files/settings/etc.

Of course - but for 3 users this is really much trouble.
And i must compare to have the same packages installed.
I did this one time and it takes some days work.
There should be a way to upgrade a system ...


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