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[Bug 1268257] Re: nvidia-331-updates 331.38-0ubuntu3: nvidia-331-updates kernel module failed to build, with only error: "objdump: '... .tmp_nv.o': No such file"


The suggested solution (  sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-331   and    sudo
dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-331-uvm  ) stopped the Unity launcher and top
status bar from displaying, and hotkeys (such as  CTRL-ALT-T  ) wouldn't

I switched to tty1 (  CTRL-ALT-F1  ), logged in, and after lots of
online reading discovered the following:

* My linux version (found by using   uname -or  ) was 3.13.something.
Apparently Ubuntu 14.10 (which is what I'm running) doesn't support that
version (it's supposed to be 3.16.something). I've run the GUI-prompted
updates every time they've appeared (every few days). I wonder how many
other people out there are experiencing problems because of the same

* I upgraded my linux version (  sudo apt-get update     then     sudo
apt-et install linux-generic  ).

* Then followed the instructions in this bug description (  sudo dpkg-
reconfigure nvidia-331   and    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-331-uvm  )
and also reinstalled the packages (  sudo install nvidia-331 --reinstall
and    sudo nvidia-331-uvm --reinstall  ). I'm not sure if this second
step was necessary. Everything seemed to be compiling ok now.

* Finally, I deleted the dpkg config file which seemed to think it was
ok not to display the Unity launcher or status bar (or window dressing
for that manner: (  sudo mv ~/.config/dconf/user ~/.config/dconf/user-
old  ) and then rebooted the system (  sudo reboot  ).

My (trying to be helpful) suggestions for the admins for this bug:
 1) Please include some of the above details as a "how to fix" if things go wrong. It's taken me a whole day to return my system to a usable state.
 2) Consider perhaps at some stage Ubuntu updates haven't upgraded from linux version 3.13.something and this is interfering with the nvidia packages (?)

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  nvidia-331-updates 331.38-0ubuntu3: nvidia-331-updates kernel module
  failed to build, with only error: "objdump: '... .tmp_nv.o': No such

Status in NVIDIA Drivers Ubuntu:
Status in nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 package in Ubuntu:
Status in nvidia-graphics-drivers-331-updates package in Ubuntu:
Status in nvidia-graphics-drivers-340 package in Ubuntu:
Status in nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates package in Ubuntu:
Status in nvidia-graphics-drivers-346 package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in nvidia-graphics-drivers-346-updates package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
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  This seems to fix it (at least for one version upgrade) for many

  $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-331

  after that...

  $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-331-uvm

  (some users may be on the versions of these packages suffixed with
  -updates )


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  Nvidia kernel module failed to build on kernel 3.13.0-2
  Yesterday when the new kernel was pushed, the dkms process failed.

  ProblemType: Package
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: nvidia-331-updates 331.20-0ubuntu9
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
  Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.13.1-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  DKMSKernelVersion: 3.13.0-2-generic
  Date: Sun Jan 12 01:28:35 2014
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-11-03 (69 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
  PackageVersion: 331.20-0ubuntu9
  SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers-331-updates
  Title: nvidia-331-updates 331.20-0ubuntu9: nvidia-331-updates kernel module failed to build
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-12-29 (13 days ago)

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