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How to block nvidia driver from being updated? [Solved]

Postby vaettchen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 17:22

I have an old laptop with a "legacy" nvidia card (GeForce Go 7950 GTX) for which I need to stick to the 304.64 driver series. Equo, however, keeps telling me that I should upgrade the driver to 310....

Is there a way to "blacklist" nvidia from the update routine?

I know I can do that in /etc/entropy/package/package.mask but what is the exact line I should put there to tell entropy to leave my existing nvidia alone?

Thanks
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Re: How to block nvidia driver from being updated?

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Dec 13, 2012 19:16

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$ su
Password: <-- Enter the root user's password here, not yours.
# echo ">x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64" >> /etc/entropy/packages/package.mask
# exit
exit
$
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Re: How to block nvidia driver from being updated?

Postby vaettchen » Fri Dec 14, 2012 16:30

Thanks Fitzcarraldo - you helped me for the umptieth time...

Can I extend the question: equo continues to suggest updating to x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-310.19. I know I can block this one in exactly the same way

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echo ">x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-304.64" >> /etc/entropy/packages/package.mask


and that is most probably what I should do? I thought I'd better ask although I'm pretty sure it is right...
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Mask newer Nvidia? [Solved]

Postby amandus » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:40

Hi I have a new install of Sabayon on one computer with a NVIDIA Geforce 7600GS card and I have upgraded the kernel to 3.7 and I have to downgrade the NVIDIA driver to 304.64 which is the right driver for my card. But Sabayon want to upgrade the driver but then I got the wrong driver and the graphic not works, how can I make Sabayon understand that I want my 304.64 driver? How can I mask the newer drivers? I use equo to update or install packages NOT portage.

The computer just works fine with the 304.64 driver.
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Re: Mask newer NVIDIA?

Postby micia » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:55

Hi, you should be able to mask those packages with this command:
(as root)
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equo mask '>x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64'
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Re: Mask newer NVIDIA?

Postby amandus » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:32

Thank you everything just nice now, and are working good :D
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How do I stop emerge upgrade from updating my Nvidia drivers

Postby Tighe » Sat Feb 16, 2013 14:54

My graphics card recently went to the legacy drivers, and every time I go to upgrade my computer it installs the latest version of the Nvidia drivers, which is highly annoying. How can I stop this?

nvidia-drivers-304.64 is the version I need to use. It keeps installing nvidia-drivers-313.18
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~ $ equo search nvidia-drivers
>>  @@ Searching...
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.36#3.2.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 173.14.36 ~ tag: 3.2.0-sabayon ~ revision: 0
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.2.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.36#3.3.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 173.14.36 ~ tag: 3.3.0-sabayon ~ revision: 0
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.3.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.36#3.4.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 173.14.36 ~ tag: 3.4.0-sabayon ~ revision: 0
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.4.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.36#3.5.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 173.14.36 ~ tag: 3.5.0-sabayon ~ revision: 0
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.5.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-173.14.36#3.6.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 173.14.36 ~ tag: 3.6.0-sabayon ~ revision: 2
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.6.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64#3.2.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.2.0-sabayon ~ revision: 2
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.2.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-3nvidia-drivers-304.6404.64#3.3.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.3.0-sabayon ~ revision: 2
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.3.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64#3.4.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.4.0-sabayon ~ revision: 2
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.4.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64#3.5.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.5.0-sabayon ~ revision: 2
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.5.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64#3.6.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.6.0-sabayon ~ revision: 1
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.6.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-304.64#3.7.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.7.0-sabayon ~ revision: 3
>>         Installed:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.7.0-sabayon ~ revision: 0
>>         Slot:          0,3.7.0-sabayonnvidia-drivers-313.18
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-313.18#3.2.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 313.18 ~ tag: 3.2.0-sabayon ~ revision: 1
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.2.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-313.18#3.3.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 313.18 ~ tag: 3.3.0-sabayon ~ revision: 1
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.3.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-313.18#3.4.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 313.18 ~ tag: 3.4.0-sabayon ~ revision: 1
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.4.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-313.18#3.5.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 313.18 ~ tag: 3.5.0-sabayon ~ revision: 1
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.5.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-313.18#3.6.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 313.18 ~ tag: 3.6.0-sabayon ~ revision: 1
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.6.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-313.18#3.7.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 313.18 ~ tag: 3.7.0-sabayon ~ revision: 2
>>         Installed:     version: 304.64 ~ tag: 3.7.0-sabayon ~ revision: 0
>>         Slot:          0,3.7.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>      @@ Package: x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-96.43.23#3.6.0-sabayon branch: 5, [sabayon-weekly]
>>         Available:     version: 96.43.23 ~ tag: 3.6.0-sabayon ~ revision: 1
>>         Installed:     version: Not installed ~ tag: N/A ~ revision: N/A
>>         Slot:          0,3.6.0-sabayon
>>         Homepage:      http://www.nvidia.com/
>>         Description:   NVIDIA GPUs kernel drivers
>>         License:       NVIDIA
>>  Keywords:  nvidia-drivers
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Re: How to block nvidia driver from being updated? [Solved]

Postby wolfden » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:21

merging all these same topics into one
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