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#1 2013-10-19 18:16:55

Malice
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Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

Last edited by Malice (2013-10-19 18:24:45)

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#2 2013-10-19 18:37:53

mynis01
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

Before anyone helps you with any in-depth troubleshooting, it would be helpful if you could please open up a terminal and run the command "lspci" and give us the output here so we can figure out what video card you have. It's possible if it's an older card that it requires some kind of legacy driver.

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#3 2013-10-19 18:41:03

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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

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#4 2013-10-19 18:44:54

Malice
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

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#5 2013-10-20 03:07:07

mynis01
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

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#6 2013-10-20 03:50:22

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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

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#7 2013-10-20 04:52:23

chillicampari
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

rabidfox, are you talking about updating just the Nvidia drivers or did you try to do a system update using the welcome script today? If it's the latter the #! repository is down (see my sig for details).

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#8 2013-10-20 06:28:59

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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

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#9 2013-10-20 06:29:44

mynis01
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

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#10 2013-10-20 06:45:23

chillicampari
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

^They don't touch xorg/X11 as far as I know, but I think it can cause some problems that look like a video driver issue. In rabidfox's case it sounds like X itself is probably working but the desktop might be in a wonky state. It's not a bad idea to comment out the #! repo for a regular update for the Debian packages (it's the post fresh-install welcome script that's trickier do deal with right now).

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#11 2013-10-20 06:58:48

mynis01
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

It just occurred to me as well, you could try using the xorg/X11 packages from wheezy-backports too and see if that helps. What happens if you get to that terminal and try running the "startx" command?

Edit: also, you might find it useful to know how to record the output of a command to a text file. If you wanted to put the output of the command "lspci" into a text file called "hardware" in your home directory, you could do this:

lspci >> ~/hardware

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#12 2013-10-26 20:44:55

rabidfox
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Registered: 2010-09-22
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

After last week I just held off on updating.  Looks like the servers are back up.  I selectively upgraded about half of what apt suggested.  Do you think it's safe to normally dist-upgrade the xorg stuff, or has nothing really changed?


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#13 2013-10-26 20:54:38

rabidfox
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Re: Are the newest Nvidia drivers broken?

I upgraded everything to make #! up to date except these:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  xserver-xorg-input-mouse xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libx11-6 libx11-data libx11-xcb1 libxcb-composite0 libxcb-dri2-0 libxcb-glx0
  libxcb-randr0 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shape0 libxcb-shm0 libxcb-xfixes0
  libxcb-xv0 libxcb1 libxcursor1 libxext6 libxfixes3 libxi6 libxinerama1
  libxml2 libxrandr2 libxrender1 libxres1 libxt6 libxtst6 libxv1 libxvmc1
  libxxf86dga1 libxxf86vm1 linux-libc-dev x11-common xorg xserver-common
  xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-all xserver-xorg-video-all
  xserver-xorg-video-openchrome

And things are okay right now, after a reboot.  So if the problem still exists, it's in there.

Last edited by rabidfox (2013-10-26 20:55:16)


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