Problem installilng new nvidia drivers

Thomas Milne tbrucemilne-TcoXwbchSccMMYnvST3LeUB+6BGkLq7r at
Wed Sep 30 17:49:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Lennart Sorensen
<lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at> wrote:
> 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.

It turns out, I think, that I made a very very tiny but significant
error in the pinning preferences. Where it should have said 'package
*', I had 'package 9'. That could cause some problems, eh? ;)
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