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    Default problem installing ati-driver

    when trying to install the ati-driver package I get the following error:
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    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ati-driver_9.5-bt2_i386.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/libGL.so', which is also in package libgl1-mesa-dev
    Being unable to install this then causes broken dependancies for things like atistream, backtrack-ati, and cpyrit-steam. This is the case even if I try to manually install the drivers using the latest version from ATI.

    Could anyone please help me understand the error im getting and let me know what I can do to fix it?

    For reference, here is a full copy of the info I get while trying to install the package

    Code:
    root@bt:~# apt-get install ati-driver
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed:  ati-driver
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed.Need to get 0B/17.8MB of archives.After this operation, 86.0MB of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 227173 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking ati-driver (from .../ati-driver_9.5-bt2_i386.deb) ...
    Replacing files in old package libgl1-mesa-glx ...
    Replacing files in old package xserver-xorg-core ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ati-driver_9.5-bt2_i386.deb (--unpack):
     trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/libGL.so', which is also in package libgl1-mesa-dev
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/ati-driver_9.5-bt2_i386.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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    Default Re: problem installing ati-driver

    I am having the exact same problem. BT4 final, fresh install.

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    Default Re: problem installing ati-driver

    You should search the forums before you post.
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ion-error.html
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...river-fix.html

    The best bet is to wait for the new kernel in the repos.
    Last edited by mfBaranian; 02-10-2010 at 02:48 PM. Reason: more info
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