Bug#827391: nvidia-driver: Add support to Nvidia GeForce 10xx GPUs w/ driver 367.27

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 17:20:24 UTC 2016

Control: severity -1 important

On Wed, 2016-06-15 at 18:23 +0200, Julien Aubin wrote:
> Package: nvidia-driver
> Version: 352.79-1~bpo8+1
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks the whole system
> Hello,
> GPUs GeForce 10xx are out now for several weeks, and the first stable Linux
> driver series which support them is 367.27 available from there :
> http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/104284/en-us
> Note this is a LTS branch for the drivers.
> Users of this hardware will be unable to reach any usable X session, nor
> using
> any graphical mode. The bug is critical as this hardware will become more
> and
> more widespread over time.

Sorry but this bug is not critical nor grave, as it clearly only affect
a given specific configuration, and not all (and not even the majority)
of the users of the package. So it would be a grave disservice for the
vast majority of users to remove the package from the archive and the
distribution, for whom the driver works just fine, only because it's too
old to work with some new hardware. Hence the downgrading.

> So could you please :
> 1/ at least upload this driver version on experimental repo so that it is
> installable using jessie w/ backports, testing and sid ?
> 2/ integrate this driver for stretch release, which seems reasonable since
> the
> development window is still 6 months away ?
> Please notify me when you've packaged it to experimental so that I could
> give
> it a test with my current hardware. Once I've upgraded to a GeForce 10xx
> I'll
> perform the test again with various games.
> Many thanks and regards

The newer releases are all packaged and ready, but the uploads are in
the new queue, in some cases since February. There is literally nothing
we as maintainers can do until they have been manually approved by the
FTP masters.

Meanwhile, you can build the package from our SVN repositories following
the instructions on the wiki:


Feedback on the current state of the packages in SVN is greatly
appreciated. Feel free to open bugs if you find any issue with them.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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