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Post subject: nvidia driver - module doesn't load with kernel 3.19.0-1.slh  PostPosted: 15.03.2015, 11:57



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Hallo everybody!

I just d-upgraded my father's pc, which was not upgraded for quite some looong time.

When I rebooted, X did not come up.

Trying to track the problem, I found that the nvidia module (the proprietary from nvidia) doesn't get loaded, because it does not exist.

When I run dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-kernel-dkms I receive an error.

Nvidia driver version: 340.65 - kernel 3.19.0-1.slh.3

I googled the problem and it is seems to be already known. There is also some solution, which is beyond, what I can understand / do. Have a look here please: http://forum.siduction.org/index.php?topic=5382.0

Is there any workaround, or must I wait for new versions?

Thanks a lot in advance for any input / help.

tsapi
 
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Post subject: RE: nvidia driver - module doesn  PostPosted: 19.03.2015, 11:42



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There is a new reply in the siduction forum. Maybe you give it a try:
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I added this line to my siduction.list to fix the issue for me.

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deb http://packages.siduction.org/fixes unstable main contrib non-free


But I don't know if the repo mentioned is stable. So you should probably only insert it for solving the problem and remove it after the issue is fixed.
Maybe towo knows more.
 
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Post subject: RE: nvidia driver - module doesn  PostPosted: 20.03.2015, 12:36
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No need for any thirdparty repo. Debian unstable (aka sid) as well as experimental have since 18th the patch for their respective driver series. So a simple dist-upgrade (with a good mirror) should be all you need.

Note that aptosid doesn't provide official support for non-free software as evident by e.g our repository which hasn't a non-free component. So even if we wanted to we couldn't provide fixed packages. And we really don't want to as non-free is meant to be painful to use. Not by us, but by the companies producing it, so as long as they can keep being a pain in the ass and still sell there stuff you literally get what you pay for.

Also note that dkms isn't what is suggested by the manual – and totally outside of my knowledge base. Over at the german offspring of this forum as well as on IRC I had provided a short hint on how to fix that mess temporarily with m-a/dmakms which the manual uses. Desperate the similar name (dkms vs dmakms) the ideology of how they operate is different through, so such a response wouldn't have helped you… (I know that many people like dkms better, so I am not fighting it, I am just not supporting it as I know next to nothing about it…)

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