Nvidia legacy driver malfunctioning on debian 9 (stretch)

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Nvidia legacy driver malfunctioning on debian 9 (stretch)

Postby jacksonjsouza » 2018-05-04 08:27


I have a Nvidia Graphic card GeForce GT 240 running on debian 9 which I installed just 2 months ago. The driver was working fine, but after update the packages below some activities on the OS. started to show a irritating lag like watching videos, scrolling the cursor and using text editor for programming.
After I realized what happened I downgraded the packages below to the version on the right, but nothing changed. After that I also tried to purge and reinstall the nvidia legacy driver, nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver, but it also didn't help.
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    libnss-myhostname/stable-updates 232-25+deb9u3 amd64 [upgradable from: 232-25+deb9u2]
    libpam-systemd/stable-updates 232-25+deb9u3 amd64 [upgradable from: 232-25+deb9u2]
    libsystemd0/stable-updates 232-25+deb9u3 amd64 [upgradable from: 232-25+deb9u2]
    libudev1/stable-updates 232-25+deb9u3 amd64 [upgradable from: 232-25+deb9u2]
    systemd/stable-updates 232-25+deb9u3 amd64 [upgradable from: 232-25+deb9u2]
    systemd-sysv/stable-updates 232-25+deb9u3 amd64 [upgradable from: 232-25+deb9u2]
    tzdata/stable-updates 2018d-0+deb9u1 all [upgradable from: 2018c-0+deb9u1]
    udev/stable-updates 232-25+deb9u3 amd64 [upgradable from: 232-25+deb9u2]

Here some command I ran to look at more information about what may be causing this lack of performance on my graphic card:

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lspci -v

06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT215 [GeForce GT 240] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: XFX Pine Group Inc. GT215 [GeForce GT 240]
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 34
   Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
   Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
   Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
   I/O ports at d000 [size=128]
   [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
   Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
   Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
   Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
   Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
   Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
   Kernel driver in use: nvidia
   Kernel modules: nvidia

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inxi -G

Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Card-2: NVIDIA GT215 [GeForce GT 240]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: modesetting,nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@59.93hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 240/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.106

Does anyone have any clue about what happened.
If necessary I can run more commands to give more information about it.

Thanks in advance. =)
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Re: Nvidia legacy driver malfunctioning on debian 9 (stretch

Postby debiman » 2018-05-04 18:18

i think your thread is mistitled, there's no indication that nvidia driver is responsible for the lag?
shouldn't it be called "lag after upgrade"?
why did you think that downgrading those few select packages would help?
i don't think that's a good method.

please post full output of
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apt update

and check if you are using the right nvidia driver.
and how did you install it?
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