dependencies error with NVidia driver !!

Fabio Fracassi turiya at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Oct 29 23:31:05 PST 2001


On Monday 29 October 2001 21:39, Marco Rinck wrote:
> * Luqman Munawar <Luqman.m at web.de> [011029 20:04]:
> > I see following error while I try to install NVidia driver for my Geforce
> > 2 MX graphics card.
> >
> > I put in : rpm -ihv NVidia.xxxxxxx.rpm
> > error message:  "error: failed dependencies:
> >                   NVIDIA_GLX conflicts with mesasoft-3.4-7 "
> >
> >
> > Actually, I have another nv driver installed which works fine but I want
> > to switch to Geforce 2 MX driver bc it IS THE right driver for my video
> > card.
>
> The reason for this message is because the NVIDIA usually conflicts
> with an installed MESA because both packages have its own
> implementation of OPENGL. Unfortunately some other packages are
> depending on MESA even if its not needed. 

It is still needed, since nvidia implements only the libgl (and glx?) part, 
the applications still need libglu and libglut which come with mesa.

Fabio
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