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I tried yaourt -Syu and got this error:

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)

:: Starting full system upgrade...

:: nvidia: requires linux<3.11

how could I solve this problem?

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Try with yaourt -Syyu. (or pacman -Syyu as root)

If not working, double check:

  • if the first mirror in your mirrorlist is up-to-date (you may want to swap it for another one)
  • if you're using the standard nvidia package (because it's dependencies should be linux<3.12 and linux>=3.11, not linux<3.11)
  • if your pacman.conf file is consistent (ie you don't have both [extra] and [testing] uncommented)
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My bad on that point. (not a testing user, and forgot to rtfm that before writing) – François Lecomte Sep 30 '13 at 10:28

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