nvidia update ends with error

anubis darthanubis at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 06:59:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-02-03 at 05:43 +0000, nepal wrote:
> Hi List,
> On Karmic with all updates.
> Having so many problems with graphics on my 'pute' I thought I'd check 
> to see if there is any kind of update available. I have the standard 
> repos plus a good few others, but nothing has come through for nvidia 
> for ages. My system says the most uptodate driver is installed, i.e. 
> the 185 driver, yet there has been a 190 and 195 since. 
> So I found http://ubuntuupdates.org/ppas/5, and did 
>   sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nvidia-vdpau/ppa 
>   sudo aptitude update
> The repository was added and there are now updates showing for a 
> number of packages including nvidia ones. So I then went to Synaptic 
> (my preferred SM) and chose to do the updates. That proceeded until 
> this error was encountered during the processing part.
> ------------------------------
> E: /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-
> glx-185_185.18.36-0ubuntu10~karmic~nvidiavdpauppa4_amd64.deb: trying 
> to overwrite '/usr/lib/libvdpau_nvidia.so.185.18.36', which is also in 
> package nvidia-185-libvdpau 0
> ------------------------------
> As I generally have to reset my machine several times a day on Karmic 
> (man am I paying for my past misdeeds LOL) I don't know if it is 
> entirely broken (to me that is won't boot). I don't know what to say, 
> or actually even ask for. Is help the right word?
> nepal.

No worries. That usually just means uninstall one before installing the
other as one is trying to take over while the former won't let go.
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