[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#542889: nvidia-kernel-source: kernel panic on amd64 with 185.18.31 drivers, Quadro card

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Sat Aug 22 06:56:16 UTC 2009

On 2009-08-22 03:06 +0200, Daniel Pittman wrote:

> Package: nvidia-kernel-source
> Version: 185.18.31-1
> Severity: grave
> After upgrading to the 185.18.31 packages from 185.18.14, X caused a kernel
> panic with a NULL pointer dereference.  This seems to be the same problem
> discussed here:
>     http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=136959
> Downgrading to the earlier version is suggested as fixing the issue, and does
> for me, but I figure that others might want to know about this beforehand.

Thanks for this warning.  Probably the Debian package should be upgraded
to 185.18.36, http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=2071410
mentions "Fixed a bug that caused kernel panics when starting X on some
mobile GPUs."


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