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March 5th, 2005, 10:18 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new to ubuntu, I searched your FAQ's and HOWTO's for my answer but it seems that there is nothing about my problem out there...
when I try to install something with apt-get install I get some weird errors...
here is the output:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package nvidia-glx is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package nvidia-glx has no installation candidate

what should I do?

March 5th, 2005, 10:33 AM
How does your /etc/apt/source.list file look like?

This error means that apt know this package (via dependencies), be don't know where to get it. The package nvidia-glx is labelled "restricted" so you need to add multiverse key word in the source.list corresponding line. You can check this on

See my source.list file if I'm not clear enough (my english is sometime bad):

deb http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted universe multiverse

deb-src http://mirror.switch.ch/ftp/mirror/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hoary main restricted universe multiverse


March 5th, 2005, 09:16 PM
Don't use lyly sources unless you have Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary.

The error message means either the package is gone, or name changed. Do

apt-cache search nvidia