NVIDIA application profile database

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Sat Jul 19 22:35:46 UTC 2014

Hi Pierre-Loup,

On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM, Pierre-Loup A. Griffais
<pgriffais at valvesoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Hope this is the right alias; NVIDIA has (relatively recently) added an
> application profile engine to their driver. They ship a default settings
> database with each driver release that contains workaround for known buggy
> application and other tweaks. For instance, not having it makes Gnome3
> unusable because older versions of cogl rely on non-conformant behavior for
> framebuffer blits, which the profiles database knows about and accounts for.
> That settings database doesn't appear to currently be packaged or installed
> by any of the binary packages in nvidia-graphics-driver, unless I'm
> overlooking something, which is very possible. Is it something you guys are
> already looking into?

If I'm not mistaken, this was fixed as of [1] and the application
profile database is e.g. currently shipped as part of
nvidia-graphics-drivers/340.24 as

(Also, sorry for the extremely late reply; I've just recently stepped
in to help maintain the nvidia driver in debian.)


[1] http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-nvidia?view=revision&revision=4468

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