Bug#735424: nvidia-driver: New vesa test

Karsten Malcher debian at dct.mine.nu
Wed Jan 22 09:47:48 UTC 2014

Hello Diederik,

that's really interesting.
So it must be a configuration problem of previous installations?
Do you have made a fresh installation or an upgrade?

I have made now an additional test:
On a third partition i have a copy of my wheezy installation.
In this installation i have an self compiled kernel V 3.12.6 for some driver tests with a newer kernel.

Up to now i booted there using the neauveau driver with this configuration:
Section "Device"
         Identifier      "n"
         Driver          "nv"

Now i deinstalled all Debian NVidia packages in this installation and installed the actual NVIdia driver

I did have some problems with compilation of the driver, although i installed the kernel with a debian building script.
ii  linux-image-3.12.6 3.12.6                             amd64        Linux kernel binary image for version 3.12.6
ii  linux-image-3.2.0-3-amd64 3.2.23-1                           amd64        Linux 3.2 for 64-bit PCs

But the driver could be installed an is running fine!

So something with the configuration or the debian package of 319.82 is not correct.
The newer driver 331.38 is running on the same installation as the upgraded one in this bug.


> Andreas,
> I have the same graphics card (GT 430), the same driver version and (almost)
> the same kernel (Linux bagend 3.12-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.12.8-1 (2014-01-19)
> x86_64 GNU/Linux) and everything is running fine here.
> So if you want me to check/test things so 'notes' can be compared, just let me
> know (I'm subsribed to the pkg-nvidia-devel ML).
> Cheers,
>    Diederik

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