Greg Helledy on 8 May 2009 08:51:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] No OpenGL on lenny upgrade

I decided to try a clean install of lenny (swapped in a new drive on the 
same system).  I did a basic desktop install with the KDE CD 1 .iso image.

After adding debian's contrib and non-free repositories, I updated and 
went to add the nvidia packages.  Then I noticed something.

Lenny installs:
linux-image-2.6.26-2-686 (version 2.6.26-15)
so of course I choose to add:
nvidia-kernel-2.6.26-2-686 (version 173.14.09+3+lenny1)

When I do so, the system automatically selects for download 
(additionally, as if it were a dependency):
linux-image-2.6.26-1-686 (version 2.6.26-13-lenny2)
nvidia-kernel-2.6.26-1-686 (version 173.14.09+3)

I fired up KPackage to look at all the available packages and sure 
enough there are two separate kernel images and two corresponding nvidia 
kernel packages.  Why installing the nvidia kernel package for 2.6.26-2 
is forcing an install of a 2.6.26-1 kernel image is beyond me.  So is 
why those two images are there in the first place.  This is a clean 
lenny install.  It seems to me something is broken somewhere (not on my 
end).  Note that I have ONLY the debian repositories, nothing else.

If you are running lenny, do you have 2.6.26-2 or 2.6.26-1?

If you were me, what would you do here--let it install kernel 2.6.26-1 
and use that?


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