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nvidia mess

Postby ksu » 2017-04-08 11:35

I am on latest 9.0 testing,
My box has a 970 nvidia, and i was forced to use 375.26, directly via the nvidia installer, which works as expected.
otherwise, the card is developing "garbage" similar to a RAM issue well known to some folks without luck, if I go with crap from what the Debian apt factory provides, the x session freezes, hard reset is required to get the window manager back. This happens after running the system idle, for at least one day or so.
I am wondering what is the process before feeding such non-free trash to Debian users... some of us might post such equipment on fleabay, as non-working, for 20 bucks as a result.

I understand, open-source will be monitored 100x better than proprietary crap, but this should not even appear in testing, and confuse the hell out of people.

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Re: nvidia mess

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-08 16:46

I can't really fathom your point here. Did you file a bug so that your issue (with what I have to guess could be a memory leak with the nouveau driver) can be fixed before Stretch goes stable?
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Re: nvidia mess

Postby sunrat » 2017-04-09 02:49

What was the question?
IMO the most problematic way to install Nvidia driver is from the Nvidia site download.
I'm running GTX970 on a stable system with nvidia-driver from backports, and a sid system with nvidia-driver from non-free repo. Both work fine.
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Re: nvidia mess

Postby debiman » 2017-04-09 09:15

ksu wrote:developing "garbage" ... This happens after running the system idle, for at least one day or so.

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