Bug#737217: nvidia-detect: incorrect detection for 304xx and current nvidia devices when using wheezy-backports nvidia-detect

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Feb 5 20:38:25 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 08:54:03PM +0100, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2014-01-31 15:06, Kent Mathern wrote:
> > Here's an example using the pciid of a GeForce GT 640, 10de:1282
> >   Uh oh. Your card is only supported by the 71.86 legacy drivers series, which
> > is not in any current Debian suite.
> > 
> > With wheezy-backports enabled, I believe it should have returned either
> > 'nvidia-driver' or 'nvidia-glx'.
> No, 71xx legacy hardware won't be supported by any newer driver.

A GT 640 is NOT legacy hardware.  It is almost certainly only supported
by current.

Len Sorensen

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