Problem installilng new nvidia drivers

Giles Orr gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Mon Sep 28 21:34:39 UTC 2009

2009/9/28 JoeHill <joehill-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at>:
> Dave Germiquet wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 11:31 AM, JoeHill <joehill-R6A+fiHC8nRWk0Htik3J/w at> wrote:
>> >
>> > On my home desktop a kernel upgrade had me without corresponding nvidia
>> > drivers, so with Lennart's suggestions I was able to build a new
>> > nvidia-kernel and install the newer drivers like so:
>> >
>> > apt-get -t unstable install nvidia-kernel-source
>> > m-a clean,a-i -t nvidia
>> > apt-get install -t unstable nvidia-glx
>> >
>> > Worked great.
>> >
>> > Now on a laptop I'm working on, same situation ie. the kernel got upgraded
>> > but not nvidia, so I followed the same steps, but instead of installing the
>> > newer 185.x drivers, it still went and installed 173.x, which of course
>> > causes an error when X attempts to start.
>> >
>> > What could be causing this difference?
>> Are you sure that it didn't install? I've had issues where both kernel
>> drivers were installed, and when X started to load it loaded the wrong
>> version.
>> Can you uninstall the nvidia drivers that were installed by the
>> kernel? Thats what I did on my ubuntu install so it would not happen
>> again.
> On the last command, 'apt-get install -t unstable nvidia-glx', I saw it
> installing the wrong version. Previous to that, I had removed them.

I'm at work (and thus, sadly, at a Windows box) so I can't check the
steps I went through for a similar upgrade at home ... but the first
thing that comes to mind would be to check if the sources.list file
has entries for "unstable".

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