Problem with latest Xorg & Nvidia driver

Dean Loros autocrosser1 at
Fri Jan 4 15:14:29 UTC 2008


I just reinstalled Hardy within the last couple of days. When I went to 
restricted drivers & selected the Nvidia driver to be installed I got 
the following terminal output:

root at linux:/# apt-get install nvidia-glx-new
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer 
liblzo1 libneon25 bison libtagc0 libtagc0-dev libid3tag0-dev libglib1.2-dev
libsqlite3-dev libtag1-dev libx264-54 libgammu2 libxslt1-dev oaf libxml1
libdb3 flex libgtk1.2-dev libpam0g-dev scrot liboaf0 libbz2-dev
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/5015kB of archives.
After unpacking 15.2MB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 160570 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nvidia-glx-new (from 
.../nvidia-glx-new_100.14.19+ ...
dpkg-divert: rename involves overwriting 
`/usr/lib/nvidia/' with
different file `/usr/lib/xorg/modules/', not allowed
dpkg: error processing 
subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Note: this file was from me chrooted into my Hardy--normally I don't 
login with root.........

I had copied my Gutsy install & used the normal upgrade path-the only 
"odd" repository is to allow E17.

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