thinking of use latest nvidia on wheezy

Andreas Beckmann anbe at
Wed Jan 6 20:42:34 UTC 2016

On 2016-01-02 06:38, Ross Boylan wrote:
> /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia\
> -drm-outputclass.conf
>         "OutputClass" is not a valid section name.

> The full text of that conf file is
> # This xorg.conf.d configuration snippet configures the X server to
> # automatically load the nvidia driver when it detects a device driven by the
> # nvidia.ko kernel module.  Please note that this only works on Linux kernels
> # version 3.9 or higher with CONFIG_DRM enabled, and only if the nvidia.ko
> # kernel module is loaded before the X server is started.
> Section "OutputClass"
>     Identifier     "nvidia"
>     MatchDriver    "nvidia-drm"
>     Driver         "nvidia"
> EndSection
> So it needs a newer X (I guess) and a newer kernel than I'm running.
> I see 3.16 is available from backports, but that still wouldn't take
> care of the X.
> Ideas?  Maybe if I took more of the packages from older versions,
> i.e., backports for wheezy, things would work better.

Comment out the content of that whole file. The autoload feature (no
xorg.conf) needs a newer X server, so you'll still need an xorg.conf for
wheezy. There won't be debconf notices about this any more.
The module should work with the wheezy kernel, no need to upgrade this.

Such a backport from stretch (once 352.xx gets there) to wheezy would
only be suitable for wheezy-backports-sloppy, not wheezy-backports.


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