Bug#742404: nvidia legacy

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Sun Mar 23 20:53:55 UTC 2014

I also have the same problem.

I used to compile my own kernels and the fetch the latest driver from
the nvidia site. It often happened that nvidia lagged behind the latest
kernel release, but a message usually produced an updated
driver within a day or so.

Of course, we all hate the nvidia closed drivers, but I am not at all
sure that the nouveau driver is yet fit for purpose. The only hint
that things may be improving is that nvidia staff have recently
started to make contributions to nouveau.

It seems that we are being discouraged from "doing things the Debian
way" if we all individually need to prod nvidia each time they lag
behind the current kernel.

However, I have just checked the nvidia site and *there is* a new
version available released 11/3/2014: 
which is marked as version 304.1210.

So it seems that all that debian has to do is to update the package
to, presumably, nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-304.121.
Not that I have tested against 3.13-1. So perhaps nvidia is not to
blame, at least not more than before?


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