Kernel upgraded but not Nvidia

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Thu Sep 3 19:43:59 UTC 2009

On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 07:11:18AM -0700, Tyler Aviss wrote:
> Yes, it looks like it's removing nvidia-glx due to conflicts with
> other packages on your system (maybe the newer kernel).
> AFAIK, "nv" is the open-source module and "nvidia" is the proprietary
> implementation (and last time I checked "nv" didn't support most
> 3d/acceleration features). If the driver from your distro doesn't
> work, try downloading one straight from nvidia:
> You'll need to turn off X to install, and run the downloaded (.run)
> file from the CLI, but it may be a newer version that the conflicted
> one in the distro.

Please don't ever advise a debian (or ubuntu) user to use the nvidia
installer.  It will ALWAYS break eventually.

Windows users may be happy using 3rd party installers along with the
disaster that causes to system stability.  No reason debian users have
to be that stupid.

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