Bug#827391: nvidia-driver: Add support to Nvidia GeForce 10xx GPUs w/ driver 367.27
luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 17:29:13 UTC 2016
On Wed, 2016-06-15 at 19:22 +0200, Julien Aubin wrote:
> OK thanks a lot. You cannot do anything even in the experimental repo ?
No, in fact some of the uploads to be approved are to experimental.
Every time there is a new binary package, the FTP masters have to
manually review and approve before it's uploaded.
> For the severity I'm OK with important, however in the coming months it
> will be more and more critical.
I understand, but the only thing that a critical severity would achieve
is having the drivers which are working fine on users not on 1070/1080
removed from the distribution, and that's not fair to them. As you can
see on the subversion repository, newer releases are ready withing a day
or two max after Nvidia publishes them, but we can't control the NEW
queue, so there is nothing else we can do as maintainers.
Please do try to build 367 locally and give feedback.
> 2016-06-15 19:20 GMT+02:00 Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com>:
> > 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:
> > https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Building_newer_releases_from_SVN
> > 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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