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Re: [LUG] dpkg bollocks


On 02/11/13 22:45, Philip Hudson wrote:
> Extra points fail, guys.
> Seriously, anyone?

Dammit, I hate riddles... and I hate being wrong too. But I don't mind
being wrong, as long as someone can tell me why I was wrong so I don't
make the same mistake again. In my defence, I'm one of those people with
prodigious skills in literal thinking, and absolutely no ability to
think laterally at all. Which is probably why I can't do cryptic
crosswords but am good with computers.

I thought about this while I was having a shower and came up with
nothing. I've just ssh'd into the OpenBSD laptop/router at my parents,
sent a WOL packet to their PC and booted the only Debian/Nvidia physical
host I can think of that I have access to (only Ubuntu/Nvidia and
Debian/Intel+AMD GPGPU physical hosts here) immediately.

Curiously, running "sudo apt-get -t wheezy-backports dist-upgrade" on
that box does have a weird result, despite:

ghost@silo:~$ lspci | grep -i GeForce
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800
GT] (rev a2)
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92 [GeForce 9800
GT] (rev a2)

So, this (Wheezy) machine has G92 card(s) that aren't on the exception
list, i.e., they should be running the latest nvidia-glx and related
packages - before upgrade it was 304.88 though (and yes, my Dad does
have two GFX cards in SLI for his windows based FPS fragging).

Pulling in the backports upgrades as well updated to
nvidia-legacy-304-108, which is... odd. I didn't get the same warning as
in your original email though.

So, something strange is going down in Debian Wheezy + Nvidia driver
land (although the box has survived a reboot with it's graphical
drivers/environment perfectly intact) but I still don't get your
original point.

I also can't be bothered digging through the Debian bug tracker to find
Beckmann's thread (I do know he is involved with Nvidia driver stuff
though) whence this information presumably came from.

Spill the beans then! Enquiring minds want to know...


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