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Bug#668780: pu: package nvidia-graphics-drivers/195.36.31-6squeeze1

On 2012-04-14 13:59, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> Thanks for working on fixing this in stable.  fwiw, "-6+squeeze1" is
> more conventional, although it's unlikely to make a difference in this
> case.  Please feel free to go ahead with the upload.

I'm not exactly sure whether the nvidia-graphics-modules packages in
squeeze would work with "-6+squeeze1", but it does work with "-6squeeze1".

I'm hesitating with an upload because Nvidia recommends not to use the
patch for a lot of older GPUs due to regressions:


  *** Please do not use 295.40 or the security patch with GeForce 6, 7
      or 8800GTX/GTS cards ***
  We have been made aware of an interaction problem between the fix
  contained in the newest release any any card with a chip older than
  G80, inclusive. This includes the full GeForce 6 and 7 series as well
  as GeForce 8800GTX and first-gen 8800GTS. We are actively working on
  resolving this issue and will provide an update as soon as possible.
  The symptoms can include graphical corruption, performance issues,
  crashes and temporary hangs.
  The release should be perfectly safe to use with more recent cards
  than that; I'll update this thread ASAP.

The driver in squeeze-backports has been patched to fix this issue and
may be an option for users of the newer cards.
There are several further regressions in the driver version in
testing/unstable (295.40 as well as its 290.xx/295.xx predecessors),
therefore squeeze-backports is still at 275.xx.

> Are the n-g-d-legacy-* packages likely to be affected by these issues as
> well?

The 173xx driver should be affected as it supports several CUDA/vdpau
capable cards, although owners of these cards should be using a newer
driver instead ...

96xx series should be save.


PS: will I be able to do the upload myself or does it need to be
sponsored? I'm DM and have DMUA in the packages in sid, but there are a
few transitional packages in squeeze that are no longer built.

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