Problem installilng new nvidia drivers

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Wed Sep 30 17:35:07 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 11:31:04AM -0400, JoeHill 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?

Do you have unstable listed as a source in /etc/apt/sources.list?
If not, then it can't get anything from unstable.

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