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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 16:35



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Btw, the experimental packages only works in 64bit.
In 32bit glx-alternative-mesa is broken.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 16:38



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      towo wrote:

This does say nothing!
Where you get this error?

Xorg.0.log http://paste.pocoo.org/show/417401/
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 16:39



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Then, there is no xserver-xorg-video-nvidia installed.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 16:46



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New and additional experimental line, in sources? Then your commands? Then remove that experimental line, before my next dist-upgrade; after the fix falls to sid?

64bit here; thanks.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 16:53



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There is no need to remove the experimental entrie from the sources.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 17:55



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I have successfully applied ripper's instructions and everything is ok now on 32bit

Thanks again man
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 18:22



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Tried fixing via experimental, and failed:

What I did
..added duplicate line, in sources, and changed sid, to experimental (left sid line), and dist-upgraded. Still broken nvidia. I broke my repaired downgrade (page 3), to test this....

Ran Towo's commands:
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apt-get purge $(dpkg -l | awk '/nvidia/{print $2}')
apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get -t experimental install nvidia-kernel-source
m-a clean nvidia-kernel-source && m-a a-i nvidia-kernel-source
apt-get -t experimental install nvidia-glx

Failed installing packs. Trying to recover...

I understand, some people posted that it worked for them, but for me, and now others...

errors:

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Package glx-alternative-mesa is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing glx-alternative-nvidia (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured


Removed experimental source, left sid.

Trying then to fix the two stuck, and loaded (selected?) experimental packages. I set:
(This was wrong, I think)
      Quote:
Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 1001

Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 60

Package: *
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority: 50
Updated and ran:

# dpkg --force-depends -r glx-alternative-mesa

...DID NOT WORK, strangely.

got

      Quote:
(Reading database ... 131314 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing glx-alternative-mesa ...
update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/glx corrupt: duplicate slave link /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1
dpkg: error processing glx-alternative-mesa (--remove):
subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
glx-alternative-mesa

How do I get back?


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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 18:42



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I have installed the driver from experimental on 2 machines without any problem.
I don't know, what are you doing.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 24.06.2011, 18:56



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I am trying to remove glx-alternative-mesa, that is left as "unconfigured"; so, I can purge the two installed, and difficult to remove, experimental packages...

glx-alternative-mesa
glx-alternative-nvidia

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apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up glx-alternative-mesa (0.1) ...
Processing triggers for glx-alternative-mesa ...
update-alternatives: error: /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/glx corrupt: duplicate slave link /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1
dpkg: error processing glx-alternative-mesa (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
configured to not write apport reports
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of glx-alternative-nvidia:
glx-alternative-nvidia depends on glx-alternative-mesa; however:
Package glx-alternative-mesa is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing glx-alternative-nvidia (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
configured to not write apport reports
Errors were encountered while processing:
glx-alternative-mesa
glx-alternative-nvidia
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

, per your commands, and exactly what I said, I did above.

What is "duplicate slave link", and why is that stopping the install and removal, of theses packages?

Addendum:

OK. I fixed it myself! ...Got myself in a mess, just testing for everyone, and got myself back out!

The error on the "mesa" pack (the mesa one, or some dependency, of a dependency), was the file "glx". I renamed it glx.HOLD.

I went back to my working directions, earlier in this thread and followed them, again. The point, after changing back from testing, to sid sources, I could then (and only then, after renaming glx), install dependences (the mesa one, or some dependency, of a dependency) to start, one by one, (about three) until nvidia-glx (in my line; after setting sources back) would install, along with the others. I also deleted my test, preferences file. I had none before.

Can't say as I can recommend the experimental method, even though Towo got it to work. I'd say, just use my testing downgrade post, until the fix is in sid. Then release it.

As a fall-back, you have the sgfxi script. I'm not using that currently.

Working; as testing downgrade, and held. See my instructions, on page 3, of this thread. 4+ times verified, here; on one of my systems.


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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.06.2011, 01:48



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Thank you towo, I have followed your recommendations installing from experimental and it works 100%. Thank you again !
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.06.2011, 02:13



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Just curious- is it OK to update to the newer versions of glx in experimental ?Or is it better to comment experimental out and wait ?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.06.2011, 10:43



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Why did you move this topic out of upgrade warnings?
To create drama? Or was it a mistake?
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.06.2011, 11:23
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      jacmoe wrote:
Or was it a mistake?

I haven't moved it myself, but the end of the thread is FAAAAAR away from being close to be supportable. If the answer is --force-depends the question was properly: "After which commands should i reinstall my system?" The showed preference entry is also a good answer to this question…

All in all the only sane solution i have seen here is installing the package from experimental which is now in unstable, so no need for all these kind of trickery…

And i heard a few people saying it works now (irc, this thread), so if it doesn't for you, please open a new thread as it would be a different issue with the same endresult - and none of the included """solutions""" is good anymore… (if they were at any time).


P.S.: I can't help with the issue at hand as i don't have radeon or nvidia cards, but if i would read one of the posts above i wouldn't even bother to help as i would prefer to work on my skill to juggle with running chainsaws. That would be at least saner and easier… so splitting your issue to a new one is a very good idea…

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.06.2011, 19:19



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I agree that the topic was invaded by dragons. Smile
My problem is solved (downgraded), and I am just going to wait until updated nVidia/glx stuff hits the unstable branch.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.06.2011, 23:21



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      neosid wrote:
The error on the "mesa" pack (the mesa one, or some dependency, of a dependency), was the file "glx". I renamed it glx.HOLD.

I upgraded two boxes; one went smoothly and the other had "the neosid effect". Thanks for this hint; both are OK now.
 
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