[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#566874: Multiple video cards + Xinerama + vga_arbitor makes X unusable with kernel 2.6.32

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Wed May 19 09:26:54 UTC 2010

Hi Emilio,

Emilio J. Padron wrote:
> Of course I am not sure, but I think it is the same error. I have 2 nvidia
> gpus (9800 GT) and the problem arised with kernel 2.6.32 and nvidia driver
> 195.36.24.

A dual-GPU setup probably hitting the same problem. OK.

>> If you hit same problem, does the patch suggested in message #20 work
>> for you?
> I didn't try the patch, since I am managing the nvidia&cuda stuff with
> debian packages and I didn't have time to check with the nvidia

OK, I put together some experimental packages containing a lot of
changes and fixes over the 195.36.24-1 release, including the patch
mentioned before. You can find the packages here:


Please try the nvidia-kernel-source or nvidia-kernel-dkms package found
there and see if rebuilding the module from this source solves your
problem. You don't need to update any of the other packages.

> Ok, you are right. I was referring to the last message in the thread,
> saying that the patch solving the problem was applied to sources in
> package 195.36.24-1. I meant to say that I didn't get the bug solved
> using that package.

It was probably fixed for a few dual-GPU setups with the first patch
(now included) but not all (hopefully fixing the remaining with the
second patch).


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