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mesa/nvidia issue fixed?

Postby RedWagon on Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:50 am

I ran into the broken nvidia drivers after updating mesa yesterday but today I was able to fix it with
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
startx


I wouldn't call the issue fixed yet because nvidia-glx still gets removed but it's definitely more manageable than the other workarounds I've been able to find. Has anyone else had any luck using this method?
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Re: mesa/nvidia issue fixed?

Postby viking777 on Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:36 pm

It has been fixed for about a week now:

viewtopic.php?f=141&t=67502&start=840#p450404


You should only need to update then dist-upgrade unless you have another problem.

BTW nvidia-glx is just a metapackage (ie a package that contains links to other packages) so it can be safely removed without affecting any nvidia functions anyway. On top of that, all it links to is a bug reporting tool you will probably never use and some documentation you will probably never read.
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