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nvidia 375.39 driver problem

Postby ksu » 2017-04-13 19:10

Hello,

The moment 375.39 was made available via the apt non-free for 9.0 i got them, upgraded from 375.26
A couple of days later, when I should expect the screen in a suspend more, the screen looked like a 8bit Commodore64 random "graphics", similar to video adapter hardware failure...
I was not happy, the GTX970 is out of warranty, and i do not have anything on that box that i could boot beside Debian, that had a nvidia driver installed. Since I 'just' upgraded the drivers 2-3 days earlier, i went back to 375.26 using the installer from their site.
The system ran for a week fine... so i got the newer driver from nvidia... ran fine, till next day - same problem, same garbage on the screen, x session frozen.... rebooted, and same next day... at that moment I said enough...
since that time ( a month ago or so ), the system runs on 375.26, with cuda just fine...

I am a bit surprised, that there is no other 375.39 related posts here...

I kept on thinking about posting this, earlier...

Thanks!

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Re: nvidia 375.39 driver problem

Postby marcetm » 2017-04-13 20:16

Hi ksu,

I've got the nvidia driver 375.35 working on my system with no problem. I installed the driver as advised here:

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsD ... 2Jessie.22

I think you have a hardware issue, maybe you VGA card is bad or you need a better power supply.
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Re: nvidia 375.39 driver problem

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-13 20:32

If only Debian had some kind of bug reporting system...
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Re: nvidia 375.39 driver problem

Postby phenest » 2017-04-13 20:42

I'm using version 375.39-1 which works perfectly on two different systems, but I have slightly older hardware, i.e. GeForce 660 & 555M.

Perhaps the lack of reports is maybe either your driver installation is incorrect somehow, or it's a hardware failure.
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Re: nvidia 375.39 driver problem

Postby dasein » 2017-04-13 20:50

"Hey doc, it hurts when I do this..."
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Re: nvidia 375.39 driver problem

Postby debiman » 2017-04-14 07:14

"Hey doc, it hurts when I do this..."

dear ksu, without looking into this any further, i strongly suspect that the newest driver simply isn't suitable for your debian version and/or hardware, hence the breakage.
it seems you managed to confirm this twice (!) and also fix it (!!) - so all's well that ends well, yes?
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Re: nvidia 375.39 driver problem

Postby ksu » 2017-04-14 12:54

debiman wrote:
"Hey doc, it hurts when I do this..."

dear ksu, without looking into this any further, i strongly suspect that the newest driver simply isn't suitable for your debian version and/or hardware, hence the breakage.
it seems you managed to confirm this twice (!) and also fix it (!!) - so all's well that ends well, yes?


In this case, everything ends well! It always does end well if using Debian, or Linux/GNU in general!

I hardly doubt the installation process has anything to do with the X freezing resulting with some graphics suitable for some geek's "screensaver" after running fine for 1-2 days.
Hardware problem, maybe... only in case it is exposed by 375.39 (and -1). Comparing 660, or any other model, other than gtx9xx (GM204) series is like comparing apples to Rubik's cube.
The Debian bug system is great, unless it comes to a reopening a considered 'fixed' case - but that's some maintainers' personal problem, such as zfs-linux package on x86_64. Now, in case of a proprietary binary closed source blob, I would not open a bug report on Debian...

After reinstalling each driver at least 4-5 times, and the ca. 1mo of smooth ride before, and after '375.39' appeared, for sure I am not about to try that option again...

This post was just an FYI, for folks, that might also have a similar problem, and blame 'just' the hardware.

In any case, thank you all,

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