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

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Sat Jul 19 02:13:00 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 02:41:09PM -0700, Geoffrey Broadwell wrote:
> 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
> useful.)
> 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!

I can take a look at it and see what would be involved.

Len Sorensen

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