Bug#737217: nvidia-detect: incorrect detection for 304xx and current nvidia devices when using wheezy-backports nvidia-detect
anbe at debian.org
Fri Jan 31 19:54:03 UTC 2014
On 2014-01-31 15:06, Kent Mathern wrote:
> The wheezy-backports nvidia-detect appears to incorrectly detect current nvidia
> devices, i.e. those supported by the 319.72-1~bpo70+1 version nvidia-driver
> package. It also appears to incorrectly detect 304xx legacy devices. 173xx and
> 96xx devices are detected correctly.
I changed a bit of the output and added some backports awareness in the
331.38-2 upload to experimental this morning, but it may take some time
until these changes reach wheezy-backports.
> 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.
> Here's an example using the pciid of a GeForce 6200 LE, 10de:0163
> $ nvidia-detect 10de:0163
> Checking driver support for PCI ID [10de:0163]
> Your card is supported by the default drivers and version 173.
> It is recommended to install the
> With wheezy-backports enabled, I believe it should have returned 'nvidia-
But the wheezy "default" drivers are fine enough so that you don't need
the backported driver.
Its more interesting for the hardware support added after 304xx: there
you will need nvidia-driver/wheezy-backports.
And 96xx is also unsupported in jessie.
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