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How do I stop packages from overriding my NVIDIA drivers?

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by allenskd, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. allenskd

    allenskd Active Member

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    It's a question that I have had for a while. Apparently when the free drivers installs themselves, they override NVIDIA ones. Thing is, they do it in such way that X still thinks the library is from NVIDIA after I ran the usual driver checkup commands, that and even running the lshw, glxinfo all confirmed NVIDIA driver was installed.

    I reinstalled the NVIDIA drivers back. I had to because whatever the update contained it made my kwin go chocopuffs.
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    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    I assume you are on some debian derivative? I've never had the problem you describe with Fedora.
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    allenskd Active Member

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    Nope. I'm using Debian sid. Some packages from mesa kicked in and somehow ended up overriding my drivers. This is like the second time it happens :/

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