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Matteo Riva 09-21-2010 07:36 AM

Help me understand these dependencies (xorg/video drivers)
 
Debian testing installation. An aptitude dist-upgrade today results in:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
fglrx-driver: Conflicts: nvidia-glx but 195.36.24-4 is to be installed.
xserver-xorg-core: Breaks: xserver-xorg-video-2 which is a virtual package.
Breaks: xserver-xorg-video-cyrix (<= 1:1.1.0-8)
but 1:1.1.0-8 is to be installed.
Breaks: xserver-xorg-video-nsc (<= 1:2.8.3-4) but
1:2.8.3-4 is to be installed.
fglrx-glx: Conflicts: nvidia-glx but 195.36.24-4 is to be installed.
nvidia-glx: Conflicts: fglrx-glx but 1:10-7-1 is to be installed.

but I can't understand why it's installing fglrx-driver or nvidia-glx

An aptitude why on those packages shows:

$ aptitude why fglrx-driver
i gnome Depends gdm3 | gdm-themes
p gdm3 Recommends xserver-xorg
p A xserver-xorg Depends xserver-xorg-video-all | xserver-xorg-video-6
p fglrx-driver Provides xserver-xorg-video-6

aptitude why nvidia-glx
i gnome Depends gdm3 | gdm-themes
p gdm3 Recommends xserver-xorg
p A xserver-xorg Depends xserver-xorg-video-all | xserver-xorg-video-6
p nvidia-glx Provides xserver-xorg-video-6

so it seems they are installed since they provide 'xserver-xorg-video-6'
BUT I already have 'xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd' which provides the
same package, so why does aptitude want to install the proprietary
display drivers?

Also, can I safely remove every xserver-xorg-video-* except the one I'm
using?

Thanks.


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