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#1 2017-08-12 19:26:16

bear45
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Registered: 2017-08-12
Posts: 1

Problem with newest Nvidia driver

I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to get the latest Nvidia driver installed and I think I've found the problem.  The nvidia-driver and nvidia-settings are at v375.82 in jessie-backports contrib while nvidia-xconfig is at v340.46 in jessie contrib.  There is a version of nvidia-xconfig in ascii contrib that is at v375.26.  Are these version incompatible?

I'm unable to use the nvidia driver.  Runing nvidia-settings tells me to run nvidia-xconfig.  Either of the above versions of n*-xconfig just kicks me out of X and I have to purge X and reinstall to get back to a graphical environment.

So at the moment, I'm suck at a low resolution screen.  Any ideas?

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#2 2017-08-13 12:18:26

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 471

Re: Problem with newest Nvidia driver

Are you following directions on this page?
https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

I think you're supposed to stop X before you run nvidia-xconfig. (not sure, it's been awhile)

You may or may not need to add "nomodeset" to the boot command. You should not need to purge and reinstall xorg. I think you do need to blacklist nouveau.

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#3 2017-08-13 14:23:48

golinux
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 684

Re: Problem with newest Nvidia driver

Haven't used sgfxi in a long time but it used to get the job done quite efficiently.

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