E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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      I am trying to get optimus to work through bumblebee. But in the first place, I am not able to install nvidia-driver. My error message is as follows:

      >> sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver
      [sudo] password for russellb: 
      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree       
      Reading state information... Done
      Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
      requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
      distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
      or been moved out of Incoming.
      The following information may help to resolve the situation:
      The following packages have unmet dependencies:
       nvidia-driver : Depends: nvidia-driver-libs (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2) but it is not going to be installed or
                                nvidia-driver-libs-nonglvnd (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2) but it is not going to be installed
                       Depends: nvidia-driver-bin (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2) but it is not going to be installed
                       Depends: xserver-xorg-video-nvidia (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2) but it is not going to be installed
                       Depends: nvidia-vdpau-driver (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2) but it is not going to be installed
                       Depends: nvidia-alternative (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2)
                       Depends: nvidia-kernel-dkms (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2) or
                                nvidia-kernel-390.87
      E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
      

      I tried with sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nvidia and it says the following:

      
      >> sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nvidia
      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree       
      Reading state information... Done
      Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
      requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
      distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
      or been moved out of Incoming.
      The following information may help to resolve the situation:
      The following packages have unmet dependencies:
       xserver-xorg-video-nvidia : Depends: nvidia-alternative (= 390.87-2~bpo9+1~mx17+2)
      E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

      I have tried to install like

      sudo apt-get install primus bumblebee-nvidia

      However, the story of holding broken packages

      I don’t have any clue what is broken here. Could someone shed some light/help troubleshoot fix this?

      Many thanks in advance.

      #17166
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      anticapitalista

        Try using the nvidia installer app in the control centre.

        Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

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