Bug#795610: Linux kernel backport 4.1 breaks NVidia drivers

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 19:58:54 UTC 2015

On Sat, 2015-08-15 at 19:27 +0000, Julien Aubin wrote:
> Package: nvidia-driver
> Version: 340.65-2
> Severity: blocker
> Dear Maintainer,
> Backport of Kernel 4.1 in Jessie actually broke NVidia driver, with
> DKMS refusing to build the NVidia module again. So this leads
> to X server failing from booting.
> The problem is blocking for anyone using pre-Fermi hardware unless
> they pin the NVidia driver from testing (which includes the fix), i.e.
> version 340.76. Anyway this could be a showstopper for newbies. For
> other users the solution consists in pinning NVidia driver 352.xx from
> experimental.
> Releases 304.xx and 340.xx are currently affected.
> So could you please issue rather quickly an update for these drivers
> as otherwise the number of reports is likely to skyrocket ? Sorry
> to put pressure on you but here this is rather urgent.

Hi Julien,

Thanks for the report.


Andreas mentioned a couple of times in the mailing list the intention of
pushing a new version down to jessie-backports. Do you know which one he
intended? Do you think it could be a problem for the legacy-340xx split
process if 340.76-5 was uploaded to backports? Should instead a bpo
rebuild of 340.65-2 with the dkms fixes be uploaded?

We should probably fix 304xx as well, since it's available in Jessie,
Stretch and Sid. I'll have a look later tonight.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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