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Old 08-22-2005, 02:41 AM   #1
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Ubuntu apt-get issues

Ubuntu is kind of laggy, and from some google searches, I found that I should probably change the driver for my videocard, so I'm trying to do that, and I'm getting errors:

jamie@Robin:~$ sudo apt-get install xorg-driver-fglrx
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/3185kB of archives.
After unpacking 10.2MB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y

Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 60794 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking xorg-driver-fglrx (from .../xorg-driver-fglrx_6.8.0-8.8.25-0ubuntu11_i386.deb) ...
dpkg-divert: `diversion of /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/fglrx/ by xorg-driver-fglrx' clashes with `diversion of /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/nvidia/ by nvidia-glx'
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/xorg-driver-fglrx_6.8.0-8.8.25-0ubuntu11_i386.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
any ideas?

btw, my card is ati mobile radeon 9700
Old 08-22-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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I'm no apt-get expert, but it looks like the package conflicts with 'nvidia-glx',
because they both want to create a diversion (symlink?) to the same file, /usr/lib/ If you remove the nvidia-glx package (if you have a ATI card, why is that installed?) then it will probably work.
Old 08-22-2005, 09:08 PM   #3
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well it seems you were correct. I removed that package, and then I was able to install the other, so that is good. X seems less laggy now, so that is good.

However, now when I try to run totem, I get an error, so that is not good. It says:
resource busy or not available
how do I go about fixing that? I think it has to do with the configuration of totem or whatever the backend of it is, but I'm very new to this and have no idea how to fix this. any ideas?



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