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#1 2021-10-18 00:05:52

erdos
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[SOLVED] Is Ceres stable for daily use?

I have a HP desktop equipped a GeForce 9300 GE card.  and I use it as HTPC connected to my 4K tv running Devuan 3, but upgrading to Devuan 4 over the weekend has broke the nvidia driver support since newer kernel (5.10) doesn't support 340xx driver for my card anymore. Nouveau driver only supports resolution up to 1280x1024. 

I look around and  it seems that Ceres still have 'nvidia-legacy-340xx' available.   it seems that in order to use nvidia driver, the path forward is to use 'Ceres' instead of Chamera.  so the question is:  is Ceres stable enough to use?

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#2 2021-10-18 01:03:01

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] Is Ceres stable for daily use?

Ceres = sid = unstable

That is territory into which I do not venture.  Have you checked Chimaera backports?

(edit) Have you seen this page?

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#3 2021-10-18 01:37:21

erdos
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Re: [SOLVED] Is Ceres stable for daily use?

thanks for the reply!

Chimaera backports doesn't include 'nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver' either, it seems that kernel 5.10 update that comes with chimaera doesn't support 340xx driver anymore.  I wish i knew this before the 4.0 upgrade. 

I still had the 340xx driver installed after 4.0 upgrade but couldn't install 5.10 kernel and headers.  in the process of getting 5.10 kernel installed, 340xx driver was deleted and no longer in the repo.

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#4 2021-10-18 01:39:45

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] Is Ceres stable for daily use?

So sorry to hear that . . .

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#5 2021-10-18 02:23:53

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: [SOLVED] Is Ceres stable for daily use?

You should be able to install that package from ceres by temporarily adding the ceres sources.list line

  1. Add the line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

    deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ceres main contrib non-free
  2. Install the package and its dependencies an your system:

    # apt-get update
    # apt-get install -t ceres ....

    Obviously you should then refrain from installing anything more, but afaict your nvidia-legacy-340xx package should be safe to install in this way.

  3. Restore sources.list by removing or commenting out that line, and then again run:

    # apt-get update

    Or, you may configure "pinning" for ceres so as to follow upgrades to only that package, without getting other things.

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#6 2021-10-18 02:48:35

erdos
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Re: [SOLVED] Is Ceres stable for daily use?

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

You should be able to install that package from ceres by temporarily adding the ceres sources.list line

  1. Add the line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

    deb http://deb.devuan.org/merged ceres main contrib non-free
  2. Install the package and its dependencies an your system:

    # apt-get update
    # apt-get install -t ceres ....

    Obviously you should then refrain from installing anything more, but afaict your nvidia-legacy-340xx package should be safe to install in this way.

  3. Restore sources.list by removing or commenting out that line, and then again run:

    # apt-get update

    Or, you may configure "pinning" for ceres so as to follow upgrades to only that package, without getting other things.


thank you!  that's it!  I've installed 'nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver' by following the instructions. 

I received some error regarding 'nvidia-persisenced', but that's probably expected

# apt-get install -t ceres nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver
...
DKMS: install completed.
Setting up nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver (340.108-11) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-13+deb11u2) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.140) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-9-amd64
Processing triggers for update-glx (1.2.1) ...
Processing triggers for glx-alternative-nvidia (1.2.1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/lib/nvidia to provide /usr/lib/glx (glx) in auto mode
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-13+deb11u2) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.140) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-9-amd64
Errors were encountered while processing:
 nvidia-persistenced
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I restored sources.list and updated the repo accordingly afterwards.  Really appreciate your help!  Now i can sit back enjoy Chimaera, yahh!

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#7 2021-10-20 11:47:34

NicePics13
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Re: [SOLVED] Is Ceres stable for daily use?

The nvidia-persistenced package can be deleted afterwards, no problems without it.

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