Bug#728843: nvidia-driver: Changing sound on keyboard or launching remmina crashes X

Crispy peter_murdoch770 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 6 07:53:15 UTC 2013

Package: nvidia-driver
Version: 319.60-2
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

Dear Maintainer,
*** Please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***

   * What led up to the situation?
Updates to packages in Jessie
   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
Initially, result was X would not start, providing blinking cursor.
Purged all packages returned from dpkg --list |  grep -i "nividia"
Changed xorg.conf to vesa to confirm X worked
Deployed various nvidia packages from jessie, unstable and sid repositories
Some success achieved with 3.19.60-2 nvidia-vdpau-driver and 304xx varieties,
however symptoms persist where changing volume from keyboard, launching
remmina, and other context switches cause x windows to crash and a log to
(II) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Display (SAMSUNG (DFP-1)) does not support NVIDIA 3D Vision
[   891.660] (II) NVIDIA(GPU-0):     stereo.
   * What was the outcome of this action?
Once again, purged all nvidia packages, found and deployed nvidia's 331.13
package, noting that building the dkms seems to fail due to some inability for
the source to properly harvest the cc variable, experienced exact same
   * What outcome did you expect instead?
An easy way to revert the packages in apt would probably be helpful for this
kind of situation.  Probably more conversation with linux kernel team and
nvidia to shield the user community from the politics. Maybe more reverse
engineering and middle fingers should be raised up.  Thanks for all you do

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (901, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.10-3-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages nvidia-driver depends on:
ii  libc6                                      2.17-93
pn  libgl1-nvidia-glx                          <none>
pn  libnvidia-ml1                              <none>
pn  nvidia-alternative                         <none>
pn  nvidia-installer-cleanup                   <none>
pn  nvidia-kernel-dkms | nvidia-kernel-319.60  <none>
pn  nvidia-support                             <none>
pn  nvidia-vdpau-driver                        <none>
pn  xserver-xorg-video-nvidia                  <none>

Versions of packages nvidia-driver recommends:
pn  libgl1-nvidia-glx-i386  <none>
pn  nvidia-settings         <none>

Versions of packages nvidia-driver suggests:
pn  nvidia-kernel-dkms | nvidia-kernel-source  <none>

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