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Old 05-09-2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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nvidia legacy


I'm running unstable on an x86 system with a legacy nvidia card. Everything was fine up untill a few months ago when suddenly I got weird dependancy problems reguarding nvidia-glx-legacy and xorg. I simply held back all updates on xorg. That worked fine for months. But recently I finally updated xorg and all the other software that was being held back as a result. Now the only way to install nvidia-glx-legacy is to uninstall xorg according to aptitude. How would I even run GL accelerated programs without an X-server? Is there anything I can do to get my video card working properly again without switching distros since nvidia-legacy seems so out of date that it won't work in debian-unstable anymore? This problem is killing me, please help.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 06:52 PM   #2
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This is causing a lot people problems right now. It seems the only fix is to hold at an older version of xorg or live without opengl until nvidia releases updated drivers(They have been saying this for 6 months now so I wouldn't hold your breath). I don't think there is a fix on any distro as it seems to be an issues with the legacy driver itself.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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Well it's nice to know I'm not the only one. Thanks for the quick precise responce

Maybe if I find a distro or live cd that's old enough to still have the versions that work together I can run that for a while. Either that or I'm stuck holding my breath.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 11:45 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by kav
Well it's nice to know I'm not the only one. Thanks for the quick precise responce

Maybe if I find a distro or live cd that's old enough to still have the versions that work together I can run that for a while. Either that or I'm stuck holding my breath.
Klav

try using the archived nvidia installer

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-7174.html

what kernel are you running? You might have to use the 2.6.15 one that was in testing.

The nvidia installer had some troubles with the 2.6.16 kernel
http://debcentral.org/modules/newbb/...&forum=9&type=

Last edited by JackieBrown; 05-09-2006 at 11:50 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 12:48 AM   #5
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2.6.11, but I think you're coming at this from the wrong angle Jackie. I'm pritty sure betrayed hit the nail on the head. The problem is with nvidia-glx-legacy and the current xorg not being compatible with each other. I don't think changeing the installer would help because the current nvidia module and glx were working perfectly untill I updated to the latest xorg.
 
  


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