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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby Goldorak » 2011-10-04 15:24

Hi there,

I have been struggling quite a bit with this Nvidia issue. I tried several of the options in this thread including changing my preference file in /etc/apt/. All this without success to downgrade xserver-xorg so far. Could anyone be so kind to describe step by step what we have to do to use Debian backports and come back to a descent usability of Gnome? I am posting because 62chevy suggested we could ask :wink: Thanks for any help
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby tmarki » 2011-10-04 15:27

fabrixx wrote:Add repo:
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#Xorg downgrade
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free



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aptitude install xserver-common=2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xephyr=2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-core=2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-input-evdev=1:2.6.0-2~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-input-synaptics=1.4.1-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-video-vesa=1:2.3.0-7~bpo60+1


This worked for me perfectly, without any problems, restarted X server and it's back to normal (I'm using Debian Testing).

I really hope this gets fixed the proper way soon...
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby johnmurdoch » 2011-10-04 16:55

fabrixx wrote:Add repo:
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#Xorg downgrade
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free



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aptitude install xserver-common=2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xephyr=2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-core=2:1.10.4-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-input-evdev=1:2.6.0-2~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-input-synaptics=1.4.1-1~bpo60+1 xserver-xorg-video-vesa=1:2.3.0-7~bpo60+1


thanks man, that made it!
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby 62chevy » 2011-10-05 02:59

Goldorak wrote:Hi there,

I have been struggling quite a bit with this Nvidia issue. I tried several of the options in this thread including changing my preference file in /etc/apt/. All this without success to downgrade xserver-xorg so far. Could anyone be so kind to describe step by step what we have to do to use Debian backports and come back to a descent usability of Gnome? I am posting because 62chevy suggested we could ask :wink: Thanks for any help


This can be don from the command line by editing /etc/apt/sources.list and adding backports as other have shown. You can also do this from Synaptic>Settings>Repositories then click the tab for Other software then the button Add.

Update and install as suggested.
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby devianpctek » 2011-10-06 03:56

mupp wrote:I already filled my quota of X windows trouble shooting for this week, so..

Did anyone try the brand new NVIDIA 285.05.09 driver yet?
any user testimonies?

Just trying to figure out if I can painlessly upgrade back to the latest Xserver version from the repo + NVIDIA 285.05.09


Well I just installed the 285.05.09 drivers and upgrade my previously downgraded xserver-common to 2.1.11 and it works but lags as hell :| so i downgrade xserver again, but still using the 285.05.09
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby fabrixx » 2011-10-06 20:25

Thererfore 285.05.09 not work?

I will wait ....
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby roseway » 2011-10-06 21:41

I concluded that 285.05.09 is an improvement, but not a complete solution. For the moment I've changed over to the nouveau driver, and I may stay with it as it works perfectly and I have no need of 3D.
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby tmarki » 2011-10-07 11:56

roseway wrote:I concluded that 285.05.09 is an improvement, but not a complete solution. For the moment I've changed over to the nouveau driver, and I may stay with it as it works perfectly and I have no need of 3D.


Thanks for testing this out for the rest of us.

I subscribed to this topic hoping to see a resolution so I can upgrade to a fully working/responsive system...
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby 62chevy » 2011-10-07 15:25

tmarki wrote:
roseway wrote:I concluded that 285.05.09 is an improvement, but not a complete solution. For the moment I've changed over to the nouveau driver, and I may stay with it as it works perfectly and I have no need of 3D.


Thanks for testing this out for the rest of us.

I subscribed to this topic hoping to see a resolution so I can upgrade to a fully working/responsive system...


I installed the 285.05.09 driver yesterday and Iceweasel, nautilus, eye of gnome and several other programs work just fine but gnome system monitor and shotwell are very sluggish. So I would say the system is back 95% plus but your mileage may vary. My 3d games played just fine nothing fancy just tuxracer, flight gear and Family Farm.
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby quiritius » 2011-10-08 06:19

62chevy wrote:I installed the 285.05.09 driver yesterday and Iceweasel, nautilus, eye of gnome and several other programs work just fine but gnome system monitor and shotwell are very sluggish. So I would say the system is back 95% plus but your mileage may vary. My 3d games played just fine nothing fancy just tuxracer, flight gear and Family Farm.
I tried the 285.05.09 driver with the current xserver-common in wheezy (2:1.11.1.-1). Nothing changed for me. Both iceweasel and icedove are nearly unusable, CPU usage high... the usual symptoms. So I again downgraded to the version in squeeze-backports. I have Quadro NVS 135M (rev a1).
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby 62chevy » 2011-10-08 15:54

quiritius wrote:
62chevy wrote:I installed the 285.05.09 driver yesterday and Iceweasel, nautilus, eye of gnome and several other programs work just fine but gnome system monitor and shotwell are very sluggish. So I would say the system is back 95% plus but your mileage may vary. My 3d games played just fine nothing fancy just tuxracer, flight gear and Family Farm.
I tried the 285.05.09 driver with the current xserver-common in wheezy (2:1.11.1.-1). Nothing changed for me. Both iceweasel and icedove are nearly unusable, CPU usage high... the usual symptoms. So I again downgraded to the version in squeeze-backports. I have Quadro NVS 135M (rev a1).


Okay hang in there things are getting better I failed to mention I'm running Sid and Wheezy is lagging behind some what. I have two installs of Sid one to test X and the nVidia drivers and my main one that is pinned to version 2:1.10.4-1 and have put any upgrades to xorg on hold.
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby Perryg » 2011-10-10 00:09

Just in case you are interested in the why everything seems sluggish. http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/ ... 26050.html
They are trying to decide who fixes it so now we wait.
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby dbbolton » 2011-10-10 00:17

A note about nouveau: I had to move the file /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf out of there before I could use the nouveau driver (apologies if this has been mentioned before).
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby 62chevy » 2011-10-10 17:20

Perryg wrote:Just in case you are interested in the why everything seems sluggish. http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/ ... 26050.html
They are trying to decide who fixes it so now we wait.


It all comes back to the us vs them. I saw it in the Coast Guard deck hand vs engineer, At AutoZone Retail vs Commercial but now it open source vs closed source. Human nature at it worst I guess.
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Re: xserver-common=2:1.11.0-1 broke nvidia driver [Solved]

Postby Perryg » 2011-10-10 21:35

62chevy wrote:It all comes back to the us vs them. I saw it in the Coast Guard deck hand vs engineer, At AutoZone Retail vs Commercial but now it open source vs closed source. Human nature at it worst I guess.

Yes this I know oh so well. I have been in this industry for a long time. Personally I would not need to worry about this as I don't really need the 3D effects in the host, but I develop and test regression in a virtualizer and the newer guests with gnome3 and the like will not run properly if the non-free drivers are not installed om the host. I got sick and tired of all the politics and issues with the *other Linux distros I have used and settled on Debian. It is a stable beast, but I need to get around this issue soon or be forced to go back to well you know. I have talked to (name withheld, sorry) and they are seeing if I can get a test copy with the fix. If it works it may not be too long before it shows up here and I can stay a happy Debian fan.
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