Bug#736145: nvidia-detect gives no senseful output
anbe at debian.org
Mon Jan 27 19:00:08 UTC 2014
On 2014-01-27 17:23, Karsten Malcher wrote:
> Am 25.01.2014 16:57, schrieb Andreas Beckmann:
>> On 2014-01-20 10:30, Karsten Malcher wrote:
>>> When i run nvidia-detect i get this output:
>>> Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
>>> 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GF108
>>> [GeForce GT 430] [10de:0de1] (rev a1)
>>> Your card is supported by the default drivers and version 304.
>>> It is recommended to install the
>>> That's wrong!
>>> Correct should be 319.76 and this is installed:
>> Why do you think this is wrong? What would you expect instead?
> Please read exact - current driver is 319.76 or not?
The purpose of nvidia-detect is not to tell you something about upstream
version numbers, ...
> nvidia-detect cries for 304.
> So how to install something that does not exist? ;-)
... but about Debian package names. And 'nvidia-driver' does exist.
That's what 'default drivers' is about.
But you are right, we could mark the '304' more prominently as 'legacy'.
PS: Note to self: check that nvidia-detect in wheezy-backports outputs
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