nvidia kernel in backports

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Fri Sep 12 18:12:45 UTC 2014

On Fri, 2014-09-12 at 00:58 -0700, Vincent Cheng wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> On Sat, Sep 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM, Brian May
> <brian at microcomaustralia.com.au> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > The nvidia-kernel-dkms in backports won't build against the 3.14 kernel in
> > backports, and the nvidia-kernel-3.14-0.bpo.1-amd64 package appears to be
> > broken (undefined symbols).
> >
> > Just wondering if there are any plans to fix this? Or any known work around?
> Erhmm, it's on my todo list? Ok, that stopped being a good excuse a
> long time ago...
> I don't know how much work it would be to update the current
> wheezy-bpo version of nvidia-graphics-drivers to what I uploaded to
> sid a few weeks back. I'm also not sure if there's a specific reason
> why Andreas left the wheezy-bpo branch with 319.xx instead of keeping
> it up to date. The pkg-nvidia team is woefully short on manpower, so
> if you'd like to help prepare and test a backport, that'd definitely
> be appreciated.

Note that Linux 3.16 is in unstable and coming to wheezy-backports
shortly.  So please make sure that the nvidia backport works with that.


Ben Hutchings
I'm always amazed by the number of people who take up solipsism because
they heard someone else explain it. - E*Borg on alt.fan.pratchett
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