Return to

Debian 9 python3-evdev not installable


So I have been trying to get the drivers installed on my system76 laptop after I installed debian 9 on it. I have tried again and again but I can’t get it to go. The error I am getting is this one.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 system76-driver : Depends: python3-evdev but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated


A package with that name does exists on Ubuntu but not Debian.

  1. You could download the .deb package from a mirror and then manually install it with sudo dpkg -i python3-evdev*.deb
  2. Another solution is to force install the system76 package, but that is probably the worse of the two options. After forcing you would install the python package manually. eg. with pip the python package manager.

For 1. i checked and tested the dependencies and the Ubuntu zesty package works just fine on Debian 9.


that first step worked thank you