[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#395243: New instrumented NVIDIA driver release; please package

Geoffrey Broadwell geoff at broadwell.org
Fri Jul 18 21:41:09 UTC 2008

There was no reply to the original bug #395243, asking for the 2006
version of the special NVPerfKit instrumented driver to be packaged.  I
note that there is also a similar bug #395398, where Randall Donald said
that it appears the driver can be packaged normally, but the NVPerfKit
tools cannot.  That's fine with me; getting the driver to work seems to
be the hard part.  (Though a wrapper package which downloads the tools
tarball, extracts it, and installs the non-redistributable files seems

Now that there is *FINALLY* a new version of NVPerfKit for Linux
(apparently as of 2008-07-16), I'd like to add my voice to the users
asking for at least the instrumented driver to be packaged.

I tried downloading it and installing it myself on an up-to-date Debian
testing amd64 box, but the best I can manage is to get all the way to
'(II) Initializing extension GLX', followed by a 'backtrace:' line, and
then end of the Xorg.0.log (no actual backtrace appears).  I tried it
both under 2.6.25-2-amd64 and 2.6.24-1-amd64; no luck either way.

Thus, I think packaging magic from the Debian NVIDIA Maintainers would
be a great help.

Thank you in advance!


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