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#1 2022-08-29 16:06:29

kapqa
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Registered: 2019-01-02
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(T420, chimaera)(nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver) nvidia-persistenced error

Hello,

on al Laptop T420 with dedicated GPU Nvidia NVS4200 1GB
installed Devuan Chimaera,

and afterwards attempted to install the proper driver for Nvidia Card as it seems it not installed in first place.

so i choose to install "Nvidia-Legacy-390xx-driver" and lot of packages get downloaded, installed, but at the end get error

  Errors were encountered while processing:
 nvidia-persistenced
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Please tell me how to properly install the driver, if possible, thanks.

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#2 2022-08-29 18:06:38

delgado
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Registered: 2022-07-14
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Re: (T420, chimaera)(nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver) nvidia-persistenced error

if you are lucky, it is just the package status:
/etc/init.d/nvidia-persistenced stop
apt-get upgrade

https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=4802

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#3 2022-08-29 18:26:43

kapqa
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Re: (T420, chimaera)(nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver) nvidia-persistenced error

thanks,

i tried that,
apt-get upgrade installed nvidia-persistenced, with 0kb additional space.

however, upon reboot, it seems not functional
as also geekbench compute-list confirms

Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Vulkan
WARNING: lavapipe is not a conformant vulkan implementation, testing use only.
0 0 llvmpipe (LLVM 11.0.1, 256 bits)

or am i wrong?

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#4 2022-08-30 12:22:13

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: (T420, chimaera)(nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver) nvidia-persistenced error

Use option '--no-install-recommends' when you install the nvidia driver. This will prevent nvidia-persistenced from being installed and will eliminate the conflict. You won't miss the package when it's absent.

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#5 2022-08-30 13:23:51

delgado
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Registered: 2022-07-14
Posts: 26  

Re: (T420, chimaera)(nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver) nvidia-persistenced error

fsmithred wrote:

Use option '--no-install-recommends' when you install the nvidia driver. This will prevent nvidia-persistenced from being installed

Now I'm feeling foolish - all the time wasted in the last two months on a pointless package.

Edit: There might be a take away for the OP:
If it's not working, just uninstall the whole nvidia-* to use the open souce driver nouveau. It's not worth the effort.

Last edited by delgado (2022-08-30 14:25:02)

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#6 2022-08-30 21:26:00

kapqa
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Re: (T420, chimaera)(nvidia-legacy-390xx-driver) nvidia-persistenced error

sorry, found only later out that i needed program "Bumblebee" or similar since the laptop has Nvidia + Intel.
However, the instructions on Debian Wiki wont work for getting usable desktop, atleast on Devuan Ascii.
For Devuan Chimaera it seems the Bumblebee is not supported for my graphics card, since it is too old.
I tried with Debian Wheezy, there it would install, no problem.
Now i am testing with Ubuntu 16, it seems functioning well, however the instructions on Ubuntu Wiki are different than on Debian Wiki.

For Ubuntu wiki it states (for those wanting to use Nvidia Proprietary Graphics

sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic

whereas Debian wiki says

sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia primus

for Devuan i tried with the above, but it was not possible to get a working Graphics Desktop with XFCE (didnt even try hard, have to admit)

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