Bug#736145: nvidia-detect gives no senseful output

Andreas Beckmann 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 [0300]: 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
>>>      nvidia-driver
>>> package.
>>> That's wrong!
>>> Correct should be 319.76 and this is installed:
>> Why do you think this is wrong? What would you expect instead?
>> Andreas
> 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
something sane

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