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bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby ramack » 2011-09-03 09:46

This is on my AMD64 Sid box. I'm going to submit a bug report, but I'm not quite sure which package is actually buggy:
Package A that causes the dependency error, or package B that is suppose to include package A?
Package A: xorg-video-abi
Package B: xserver-xorg-core


Try to install one of the packages that creates the dependency issue.
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$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia : Depends: xorg-video-abi-10 but it is not installable or
                                      xorg-video-abi-8 but it is not installable or
                                      xorg-video-abi-6.0 but it is not installable
E: Broken packages



So I try to install the package.
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ramack@debian64:~$ sudo apt-get install xorg-video-abi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package xorg-video-abi


Where is xorg-video-abi?
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ramack@debian64:~$ sudo apt-cache search xorg-video-abi
xserver-xorg-core - Xorg X server - core server


Install xserver-xorg-core.
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$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
xserver-xorg-core is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


So which one is the problem? Obviously, xorg-video-abi is causing the dependency issue, but it's supposed to be included in xserver-xorg-core.
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Re: bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby qjqqyy » 2011-09-03 17:16

ramack wrote:This is on my AMD64 Sid box. I'm going to submit a bug report, but I'm not quite sure which package is actually buggy:
Package A that causes the dependency error, or package B that is suppose to include package A?
Package A: xorg-video-abi
Package B: xserver-xorg-core


Try to install one of the packages that creates the dependency issue.
Code: Select all
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia : Depends: xorg-video-abi-10 but it is not installable or
                                      xorg-video-abi-8 but it is not installable or
                                      xorg-video-abi-6.0 but it is not installable
E: Broken packages



So I try to install the package.
Code: Select all
ramack@debian64:~$ sudo apt-get install xorg-video-abi
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package xorg-video-abi


Where is xorg-video-abi?
Code: Select all
ramack@debian64:~$ sudo apt-cache search xorg-video-abi
xserver-xorg-core - Xorg X server - core server


Install xserver-xorg-core.
Code: Select all
$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
xserver-xorg-core is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


So which one is the problem? Obviously, xorg-video-abi is causing the dependency issue, but it's supposed to be included in xserver-xorg-core.


apt-get update
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Re: bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby ramack » 2011-09-04 01:54

qjqqyy wrote:
apt-get update


I'm running Sid, I do an update, dist-upgrade several times a day, even more on the weekends!

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Re: bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby demosthenese » 2011-09-04 03:42

The ABI for xserver has been updated and nvidia has not caught up yet. If you have already upgraded xserver in sid you will need to downgrade to 2.1.10 from wheezy (before the upgrade filters down to there).

This can be done by pinning xserver to wheezy:

edit /etc/apt/preferences to include:

Package: xserver-*
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 700

then
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

Edit:
You will also need to enable the testing repos.
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Re: bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby ramack » 2011-09-04 12:25

demosthenese wrote:Edit:
You will also need to enable the testing repos.


Thanks. I haven't pinned before, so just to clarify; I add the Testing repos to my current Sid repos and do not change them from Sid to Testing?

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Re: bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby dark_stang » 2011-09-04 15:05

Or, you can just add this section to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf if you're running one of the newer nVidia drivers.

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Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "IgnoreABI" "1"
EndSection
if (You_Dont_Care_Enough_To_Reasearch_Your_Own_Problems)
return "Why would I?";
else
return Helpful_Response;
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Re: bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby buntunub » 2011-09-04 15:17

This has already been covered in a few threads. The one here -

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=69341

Covers the ignoreABI switch and pinning. The problem with pinning to testing is that it wont help you. When testing gets the new xorg version in a few days, it will update anyway and you will be right back with the problem again (along with everyone else using testing that has Nvidia cards). Instead, use version pinning to lock in testing's current xorg version as follows -

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Package: xserver-*
Pin: version 2:1.10.4-1
Pin-Priority: 700


You will have to enable wheezy repo's to do this and then you can disable them when your done. When NVIDIA gets around to updating their drivers to the new xorg version then you can remove the pinning and should be fine to do a dist-upgrade to current.
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Re: bug in xorg-video-abi or xserver-xorg-core?

Postby 62chevy » 2011-09-04 18:05

dark_stang wrote:Or, you can just add this section to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf if you're running one of the newer nVidia drivers.

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Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "IgnoreABI" "1"
EndSection



The "IgnoreABI" caused a lot of instability so I was forced to downgrade to testing and then pinning with the version # as buntunub suggests. Now it's just a waiting game to see when nvidia will play catchup.
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