Bug#799960: nvidia-graphics-drivers: Please bring back support for -amd64 kernel variant in i386 architecture

Mert Dirik mertdirik at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 18:02:36 UTC 2015

Source: nvidia-graphics-drivers
Version: 340.76-5
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I noticed recent versions of nvidia-graphics-drivers has dropped the support
for building amd64 kernel modules when DKMS build for it failed.

Using the -amd64 kernel variant on i386 architecture provides best of both
worlds with regards to software flexibility and memory usage on 64-bit
capable machines with low memory.

Please consider bringing the support back for the -amd64 variant.

Best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500,
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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