Aidan Gauland <email@example.com> writes:
> I just upgraded my video card (from a 9400 GT to a GT 430), and when I
> booted my system, X failed to start. When seeing that the Nvidia
> drivers in sid are the same version as those direct from Nvidia's
> website, I tried upgrading the nvidia driver packages on my system to
> the sid versions. I then restarted X via sudo invoke-rc.d xdm restart,
> but it still failed to start.
> So I then tried purging (and downgrading back to squeeze any packages
> that were upgraded as dependencies of) the nvidia packages and
> installing nvidia-kernel-dkms (as directed by
> <http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Use_DKMS>). Still no joy;
> the same error.
OK, the problem was that pulling the nvidia-kernel-dkms version from sid
was also pulling in the sid kernel-header packages, so the kernel module
was being built for the wrong kernel version. Manually "downgrading"
back to the squeeze kernel-header packages caused the module to be
rebuilt for the current kernel.
One point for the Debian way; minus one point for the Nvidia installer.
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