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#1 2013-05-11 15:08:05

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[SOLVED]Problem upgrading to latest Nvidia-drivers

So, today I downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers from their website. I uninstalled what I thought was the previous driver and restarted my computer. I was prompted with a full-screen terminal and ran the .run-file that I downloaded but it told me that I had to remove the Debian drivers. I typed in

dpkg --get-selections | grep nvidia

in the terminal and these came up:

glx-alternatives-nvidia
libgl1-nvidia-alternatives
libgl1-nvidia-glx:amd64
libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386
libglx-nvidia-alternatives
libxvmcnvidia1:amd64
nvidia-alternative
nvidia-glx
nvidia-installer-cleanup
nvidia-settings
nvidia-support
nvidia-xconfig

All of them are marked with "install" except for nvidia-glx which is marked "deinstall"

To make everything work again. Am I supposed to purge all of the listed packages and run the downloaded nvidia-file?

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by deleted (2013-05-11 18:00:51)

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#2 2013-05-11 15:19:44

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Re: [SOLVED]Problem upgrading to latest Nvidia-drivers

Depends on how you installed the previous driver: through debian package manager or by running the downloaded nvidia script.

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#3 2013-05-11 15:21:41

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Re: [SOLVED]Problem upgrading to latest Nvidia-drivers

xaos52 wrote:

Depends on how you installed the previous driver: through debian package manager or by running the downloaded nvidia script.

I followed hardran3's guide

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#4 2013-05-11 15:25:59

xaos52
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Re: [SOLVED]Problem upgrading to latest Nvidia-drivers

Uninstall the packages that were installed then.
Then stop the server and run the downloaded nvidia script.

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#5 2013-05-11 15:31:12

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Re: [SOLVED]Problem upgrading to latest Nvidia-drivers

xaos52 wrote:

Uninstall the packages that were installed then.
Then stop the server and run the downloaded nvidia script.

Alright, thanks for the help but how do I stop the server?

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#6 2013-05-11 17:37:41

xaos52
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Re: [SOLVED]Problem upgrading to latest Nvidia-drivers

sudo invoke-rc.d slim stop

unless you installed another login manager.

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#7 2013-05-11 18:00:31

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Re: [SOLVED]Problem upgrading to latest Nvidia-drivers

xaos52 wrote:
sudo invoke-rc.d slim stop

unless you installed another login manager.

It works! Yet again, thanks for your help!

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