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Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 17:02
by stevend08
Ok so Instal went fine until i ran the updates and rebooted. Just before it get to a GUI screen it just scrolls at high speed, i have picked out this much of what it says. cant read the rest (Nvidia GeForce 9800 GS GPU installed in the system is supported through the Nvidia 340.X ex legacy drivers) Can someone help me out with this ?

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 20:34
by Lemuriano
In the following text Danilo Pianini explain the problem.
I noted that the latest bunch of updates on weekly proposed
nvidia-drivers:346.35 for all those running the previous 340.58
release.
The problem is that, according to nVidia's supported products page
(http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverRe ... 1252/en-us) the
newer driver dropped support for:
GeForce 3xx
GeForce 2xx
GeForce 1xx
GeForce 9xxx
GeForce 8xxx
ION
And corresponding Quadro products.

Users running normal updates on weekly with such hardware will end up
with a broken system. In one case I've seen the module preventing the
system from booting, constantly printing information about the video
card not being supported anymore, and suggesting a roll back to
340.58.
Only solution was to boot from live, blacklist nvidia, downgrade
drivers, whitelist nvidia.

I suggest we keep 340.35 in our repositories as legacy branch.

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 20:47
by stevend08
ok so the simple stupid question is how do i keep it in my repository? will it be listed in all the 156 some odd upgrades upon a fresh install?

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 22:05
by Lemuriano
Only solution was to boot from live, blacklist nvidia, downgrade
drivers, whitelist nvidia.

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 22:14
by stevend08
that being so it still does not explain how or where to blacklist an nvidia driver. do i go to etc/modprobe.d and if so i do this from a live disc? i have just installed the system and have not updated anything yet

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 22:27
by Lemuriano
I'm in the same boat being abuse by this proprietary drivers on my HTPC.
My wife is not too happy since she can not watch media anymore on XBMC, at least for now.

I understand that /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf is correct but this is a first for me, so I'm still reading.

Sorry that I can not be of more help.

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 0:02
by stevend08
well i guess i just use this without updating till someone figures out what we must do to fix it. Guess as long as i can finish watching Game of Thrones all is good

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:20
by tollgate
I have this problem too. Some instructions on how to downgrade the driver would be useful. Cannot find this info anywhere in the forums.

Update- found I could downgrade to nvidia driver 304.123 using Rigo. This had the side affect of removing Chromium. Google Chrome does work however.

Update to update - I should have mentioned I was able to revert to my Intel on board chipset, so was able to load KDE this way to downgrade the nvidia driver.

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 17:21
by stevend08
i see where i can remove the nvidia driver that is currently installed 340.58 using Rigo this is of course before doing any updates. now if i do the updates and check this again and it shows the updated driver and i remove that and then reboot will it fall back to the last previous driver or at least leave me with some basic driver in which i can reinstall the working 340.58 drivers?

Re: Geforce graphics drivers

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 20:05
by stevend08
i did what you did tollgate that seems to have worked for the moment. Now how do we get 340.58 re installed instead of 304.123? well after running that for awhile it was running disgustingly slow and i could not watch any movies and sound was messed up. i am at a loss of what to do here so as much as i like sabayon i guess i will try going back to ubuntu and see if it works any better.