Geforce graphics drivers

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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by tollgate » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:25

You can mask the new driver:

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equo mask x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-346.35
304.123 seems to be the only other driver in the repository. I can see 340.58 in my entropy cache, but I do not know how to install it.

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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by dave_64 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:45

I am wondering if you also have to mask nvidia-userspace-346.35
and, if installing from the command line, is it required to install nvidia-userspace-304.123

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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by HawkEye4077 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 19:24

Has anyone done a step by step guide for this? I have 141 updates waiting to install (re-installed system because of this issue) and a lot of stuff isn't working properly because I can't run the upgrade without hosing my system.

I'm happy to stay on the 340.58 driver and keep any software that will only work with that. Alternatively is there somewhere up stream we can go and annoy to put the driver back in so we can carry on with life?
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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by tollgate » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:22

dave_64 wrote:I am wondering if you also have to mask nvidia-userspace-346.35
and, if installing from the command line, is it required to install nvidia-userspace-304.123
Probably best to mask the 346.35 userspace as well. When you install driver 304.123 it will pull in the associated userspace.

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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by tollgate » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:25

HawkEye4077 wrote:Has anyone done a step by step guide for this? I have 141 updates waiting to install (re-installed system because of this issue) and a lot of stuff isn't working properly because I can't run the upgrade without hosing my system.

I'm happy to stay on the 340.58 driver and keep any software that will only work with that. Alternatively is there somewhere up stream we can go and annoy to put the driver back in so we can carry on with life?
Before you update, mask the following:

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equo mask x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-346.35

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equo mask x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-346.35

sabayes
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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by sabayes » Thu Jan 29, 2015 19:39

Hello !
Only way to solve the issue for me via à live-usb, blacklisting nvidia in modprobe.d, removing all nvidia items with equo, downloading kernel sources, using gcc and running Nvidia-Linux-x86_64-340.76.run to get out of black screen.
Cheap solution...

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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by gocool » Sat Jan 31, 2015 17:13

Hi,
My noob question, when the screen is rolling with this error, how to stop it and get to a command prompt? Is there a key which I can press to go to the command prompt? Or an option to boot into CLI with network support?
Please help. Once in the CLI, I can mask it and do a downgrade or change the driver, but I need to badly get into the system.

gocool

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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by sabayes » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:55

Hi,

First, sorry for my poor English.
Boot on a Sabayon live-cd or usb, become root (su), change the path to your installed partition and blacklist nvidia.
Then reboot on your existing system, you should be able to open a TTY console (Alt+Ctrl+F1) at the end of boot.
No GUI, but you can use equo to downgrade or change driver.

abs
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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by abs » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:20

tollgate wrote:
HawkEye4077 wrote:Has anyone done a step by step guide for this? I have 141 updates waiting to install (re-installed system because of this issue) and a lot of stuff isn't working properly because I can't run the upgrade without hosing my system.

I'm happy to stay on the 340.58 driver and keep any software that will only work with that. Alternatively is there somewhere up stream we can go and annoy to put the driver back in so we can carry on with life?
Before you update, mask the following:

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equo mask x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-346.35

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equo mask x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-346.35

BEST OPTION

edit /etc/portage/package.mask/00-sabayon.package.mask adding these lines at the end

>=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-341.0
>=x11-drivers/nvidia-userspace-341.0

save file and equo update --force

sabayon will only update to versions like 340.XXX which are compatible with "legacy" cards.

abs
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Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Post by abs » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:22

gocool wrote:Hi,
My noob question, when the screen is rolling with this error, how to stop it and get to a command prompt? Is there a key which I can press to go to the command prompt? Or an option to boot into CLI with network support?
Please help. Once in the CLI, I can mask it and do a downgrade or change the driver, but I need to badly get into the system.

gocool

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