package nvidia-glx-185 not installed failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2

Asked by Diego

Actually I am in a process of installing fglrx driver and so I have removed everything related to nvidia, but it seems some parts are still in the system. Fglrx reported as installed but does not load (black screen). When booting through the safe mode the vesa driver gets loaded instead. I am happy to submit further logs etc. on request.

ProblemType: Package
 nvidia-glx-185: Remove
 nvidia-185-libvdpau: Purge
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jul 9 21:23:46 2011
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05fe:0011 Chic Technology Corp. Browser Mouse
 Bus 002 Device 002: ID 413c:2105 Dell Computer Corp. Model L100 Keyboard
 Bus 002 Device 004: ID 051d:0002 American Power Conversion Uninterruptible Power Supply
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Package: nvidia-glx-185 (not installed)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-23-generic root=UUID=650cca26-c033-4eda-befc-32c31f095372 ro single
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-23.75-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu10
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4.1
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2.2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati N/A
SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers-180
Title: package nvidia-glx-185 (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-23-generic x86_64
XorgConf: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' 03/22/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
dmi.bios.version: FA M57SLI-S4
dmi.board.vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
dmi.board.version: x.x
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAwardSoftwareInternational,Inc.:bvrFA:bd03/22/2007:svn:pn:pvr:rvnGigabyteTechnologyCo.,Ltd.:rnM57SLI-S4:rvrx.x:cvn:ct3:cvr:
fglrx: Not loaded
glxinfo: Error: command ['glxinfo'] failed with exit code 127: glxinfo: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: x86_64kernel: 2.6.31-23-generic

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Andreas Moog (ampelbein) said :

From the log:
Removing nvidia-glx-185 ...
dpkg-divert: rename involves overwriting `/usr/lib/' with
  different file `/usr/lib/nvidia/', not allowed
dpkg: error processing nvidia-glx-185 (--remove):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2
Processing triggers for man-db ...


sudo rm /usr/lib/nvidia/
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get remove nvidia-glx-185

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a


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Diego (diego-for-launchpad) said :

~# lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10
Codename: karmic

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Diego (diego-for-launchpad) said :

I saw the first reply too late and did this already
dpkg-divert --rename --remove /usr/lib/
this has solved the issue with the diversion and the xorg-driver-fglrx installation could proceed.
However I am getting a different error message when trying to run aticonfig --initial -f:
"Unable to open /etc/ati/control, please reinstall the driver.
aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
I am not sure if this fits into this question but this is my ultimate goal - get the fglrx running.
There actually were two ATI HD 5870 running on this machine with Catalyst driver (doing computations) but since some changes I could only start X via safe mode. Now I have removed one of them and would like to get the box in a good shape with Ubuntu driver again.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Karmic is no longer supported in any way. I suggest you upgrade to at least Lucid for support. If you are using a desktop OS then desktop support for Lucid stops at the same time as Natty so I personally advise you clean install Natty rather than upgrade. You will get a more stable OS and you will reach a supported release faster.

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