[SOVLED]Unable to uninstall xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

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[SOVLED]Unable to uninstall xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

#1 Post by Shaheer »

Hello Folks,
I am running Debian 7.0 Wheezy amd64

I installed Debian's nvidia driver earlier but I was having a few issues with OpenGL. So I removed those drivers using "apt-get remove nvidia*" and installed proprietry NVIDIA's driver from their website.
Now the issue is, my apt-get/synaptic does not work anymore because it is trying to remove xserver-xorg-video-nvidia and failing to do so.

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The following packages will be REMOVED:
  xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 17.8 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 194280 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing xserver-xorg-video-nvidia ...
dpkg: error processing xserver-xorg-video-nvidia (--remove):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 128
Errors were encountered while processing:
 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I have tried apt-get install -f to no avail.
Any suggestion would help.
Thanks.
Last edited by Shaheer on 2014-04-02 14:04, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Unable to uninstall xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

#2 Post by Shaheer »

I solved the issue on my own. Posting the solution so it might be useful to somebody whose apt-get gets locked.

After I tried every possible way to remove it using apt-get and dpkg.
I just did

locate xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

it gave me a bunch of files here:
/var/lib/dpkg/info/xserver-xorg-video-nvidia.*

I moved all of those files to my home directory(just being prudent).
and this way apt-get got fooled saying the files are missing, maybe the package has been removed. I am able to use apt-get now.

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Re: [SOVLED]Unable to uninstall xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

#3 Post by dasein »

For the record, the optimal solution is to read and follow the Wiki instructions for installing nVidia using DKMS.

Installing binary blobs from nVidia's Web site works only until the next kernel upgrade.

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Re: [SOVLED]Unable to uninstall xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

#4 Post by Shaheer »

Yes, however, as I mentioned earlier, I was running into issues with OpenGL. It was a requirement here to build it from Nvidia's website.

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Re: [SOVLED]Unable to uninstall xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

#5 Post by dasein »

PEBKAC. The driver in the repos is the nVidia blob.

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Re: [SOVLED]Unable to uninstall xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

#6 Post by Shaheer »

Wow you're rude. Thank you for nothing.

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#7 Post by alext »

Shaheer wrote:I solved the issue on my own. Posting the solution so it might be useful to somebody whose apt-get gets locked.

After I tried every possible way to remove it using apt-get and dpkg.
I just did

locate xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

it gave me a bunch of files here:
/var/lib/dpkg/info/xserver-xorg-video-nvidia.*

I moved all of those files to my home directory(just being prudent).
and this way apt-get got fooled saying the files are missing, maybe the package has been removed. I am able to use apt-get now.
Oh man! this helped a lot, it fixed the same problem for me as well. Thanks again.

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#8 Post by pqkhanh561@gmail.com »

Shaheer wrote: 2014-04-02 14:03 I solved the issue on my own. Posting the solution so it might be useful to somebody whose apt-get gets locked.

After I tried every possible way to remove it using apt-get and dpkg.
I just did

locate xserver-xorg-video-nvidia

it gave me a bunch of files here:
/var/lib/dpkg/info/xserver-xorg-video-nvidia.*

I moved all of those files to my home directory(just being prudent).
and this way apt-get got fooled saying the files are missing, maybe the package has been removed. I am able to use apt-get now.
It's work. Thanks man.

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