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Old 07-20-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy SID and Nvidia problems ...


I've been using debian SID for quite some time now (over one year) and have an consistent problem for about 3 weeks now:

When I do apt-get dist-upgrade I get the following errors:

The following packages have been kept back:
aspell-en libpt-plugins-oss libpt-plugins-v4l2 x-window-system-core
Each day new packages are added to the repository of SID but these "kept back" packages are always there. When I manually select them for install I get a "E: broken package" error. Is this happening to anyone else these days/weeks. I upgraded to X.Org, Gnome 2.10 and firefox 1.06.

Meanwhile I also have problems with my nvidia drivers: The Nvidia logo appears but there is no hardware acceleration. My kernel is 2.6.11-k7 and gcc 4 is installed (due to apt-get update). When I try to reinstall my nvidia drivers I get an error that the gcc libraries used to compile the kernel nd the ones on my system are different. What should I do?

Thank you very much in advance ...
Old 07-20-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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I replied to this in your other post to the wrong forum
Old 07-21-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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The upgrade to probably caused you some problems. Use aptitude to find out which packages are broken. When you start aptitude, hit the b key and it will take you to the next broken package. It tells you at the top how many broken packages you have.
Old 07-21-2005, 02:05 PM   #4
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Some packages are simply not yet recompiled. The problem is libaspell15c which will uninstall all of kde and more and that's why it's being kept back. Thing I noticed that works ok is using "apt-get upgrade" till no packages are being kept back anymore then you can "apt-get dist-upgrade" to see if there was anything left to upgrade. Works fine on those packages as dist-upgrade will simply remove them.


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