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

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Sat Aug 22 09:15:17 UTC 2009

Sven Joachim <svenjoac at gmx.de> writes:
> 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.

I figure that other people can probably live without a couple of hours of
annoyance downgrading. ;)  Thank you for your swift response.

> 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."

I am quite happy to test an upgraded package, if that helps, and verify it
resolves the issue at least for my

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Quadro FX 570M (rev a1)

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