Installing Nvidia drivers trying to remove proxmox-ve packages?

iamspartacus

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I'm trying to install the latest nvidia drivers on my recently upgrade proxmox 7.1 server and I'm getting the following output:

Code:
server:~# apt install nvidia-driver firmware-misc-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  proxmox-archive-keyring
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  glx-alternative-mesa glx-alternative-nvidia glx-diversions libegl-nvidia0 libfontenc1 libgl1-nvidia-glvnd-glx libgles-nvidia1 libgles-nvidia2 libgles1 libgles2 libglx-nvidia0 libnvidia-cfg1 libnvidia-eglcore libnvidia-glcore
  libnvidia-glvkspirv libnvidia-ml1 libnvidia-rtcore libopengl0 libxaw7 libxfont2 libxkbfile1 libxmu6 libxnvctrl0 libxpm4 libxt6 nvidia-alternative nvidia-driver-bin nvidia-driver-libs nvidia-egl-common nvidia-egl-icd
  nvidia-installer-cleanup nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-kernel-support nvidia-legacy-check nvidia-modprobe nvidia-persistenced nvidia-settings nvidia-support nvidia-vdpau-driver nvidia-vulkan-common nvidia-vulkan-icd
  update-glx x11-xkb-utils xfonts-base xfonts-encodings xfonts-utils xserver-common xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
Suggested packages:
  vulkan-utils xfs | xserver xfonts-100dpi | xfonts-75dpi xfonts-scalable
Recommended packages:
  nvidia-driver-libs-i386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  proxmox-ve pve-firmware pve-kernel-5.13 pve-kernel-5.4
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  firmware-misc-nonfree glx-alternative-mesa glx-alternative-nvidia glx-diversions libegl-nvidia0 libfontenc1 libgl1-nvidia-glvnd-glx libgles-nvidia1 libgles-nvidia2 libgles1 libgles2 libglx-nvidia0 libnvidia-cfg1 libnvidia-eglcore
  libnvidia-glcore libnvidia-glvkspirv libnvidia-ml1 libnvidia-rtcore libopengl0 libxaw7 libxfont2 libxkbfile1 libxmu6 libxnvctrl0 libxpm4 libxt6 nvidia-alternative nvidia-driver nvidia-driver-bin nvidia-driver-libs nvidia-egl-common
  nvidia-egl-icd nvidia-installer-cleanup nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-kernel-support nvidia-legacy-check nvidia-modprobe nvidia-persistenced nvidia-settings nvidia-support nvidia-vdpau-driver nvidia-vulkan-common
  nvidia-vulkan-icd update-glx x11-xkb-utils xfonts-base xfonts-encodings xfonts-utils xserver-common xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
0 upgraded, 52 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/120 MB of archives.
After this operation, 19.1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
W: (pve-apt-hook) !! WARNING !!
W: (pve-apt-hook) You are attempting to remove the meta-package 'proxmox-ve'!
W: (pve-apt-hook)
W: (pve-apt-hook) If you really want to permanently remove 'proxmox-ve' from your system, run the following command
W: (pve-apt-hook)       touch '/please-remove-proxmox-ve'
W: (pve-apt-hook) run apt purge proxmox-ve to remove the meta-package
W: (pve-apt-hook) and repeat your apt invocation.
W: (pve-apt-hook)
W: (pve-apt-hook) If you are unsure why 'proxmox-ve' would be removed, please verify
W: (pve-apt-hook)       - your APT repository settings
W: (pve-apt-hook)       - that you are using 'apt full-upgrade' to upgrade your system
E: Sub-process /usr/share/proxmox-ve/pve-apt-hook returned an error code (1)
E: Failure running script /usr/share/proxmox-ve/pve-apt-hook
 

iamspartacus

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I can not believe how difficult it is to install nvidia drivers on proxmox. This seems like something that Proxmox should be providing documentation on.
 

dcsapak

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i believe the issue here is the package 'firmware-misc-nonfree'

we alraedy include most firmwares in 'pve-firmware' anyway so that package should not be necessary
 

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