17 Apr 2009, 12:00

Prevent Debian from corrupting your manual Nvidia driver installation


Upgrades of the xserver packages have been corrupting my manual Nvidia driver (the proprietary blob version) for a long time. It looks like there is a feasible alternative: dpkg-divert. I’d saved myself from much hassle if I’d RTFM, but this is how live goes.

This two commands should help:

dpkg-divert –local –add /usr/lib/libGL.so dpkg-divert –local –add /usr/lib/libGL.so.1