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Old 07-28-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
bambam43410
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Installing via apt-get software causes issues.


I just installed debian stable and added repositories to install nvidia drivers and amarok. I have both the stable and testing repositories, with the stable commented out. Any time i try to install firefox, thunderbird, or pretty much anything else, it says that KDE, Gnome, the X Server, and about every installed program must be removed. I'd go through with the install, but this has happened before, and I don't know how to fix it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 10:27 PM   #2
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You should have installed Testing in the first place. Apt wants to delete all those programs because it wants to install xorg instead of xfree86.

I think you'll probably have difficulty getting the new Nvidia drivers to install on Sarge. Assuming this is a fresh install, and you haven't accumulated a lot of critical data, get the Etch netinstal .iso, (about 100 MB), and start over.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:03 PM   #3
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Ok, i'll try that. I'm wondering though, does that still use the 2.4 kernel? i have big issues trying to use 2.6.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:13 PM   #4
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I think Testing is now using 2.6.16

I can't imagine that it's not an improvement in every way over 2.4
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:22 PM   #5
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nope, unfortunately its not. causes a kernel panic at boot that i can't figure out.
 
Old 07-29-2006, 12:09 AM   #6
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Try it again with the Etch installer
 
  


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