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Re: Heads up for NVIDIA users

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 10:31 PM, Mark Allums <mark@allums.com> wrote:
> On 3/5/2010 3:11 PM, Mark Allums wrote:
>> On 3/5/2010 2:20 PM, Sven Joachim wrote:
>>> On 2010-03-05 20:49 +0100, Jason Filippou wrote:
>>>> I don't see this mentioned anywhere in the latest posts so I thought
>>>> I'd post it: The latest proprietary linux driver on the NVIDIA website
>>>> (195.36.08, URL:
>>>> http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_195.36.08.html), which
>>>> I understand covers many more GPUs than my GT220 causes X to not be
>>>> able to detect any screens when installed on my Squeeze box. I was
>>>> fortunate enough to have the 190.53 driver on my hard disk and I
>>>> reinstalled that, or else I'd have to either wget a
>>>> hard-to-flawlessly-copy URL or force myself to learn how to use mount
>>>> (which wouldn't be a bad thing, in retrospect). Anyways, I'd recommend
>>>> waiting for the next driver and I'm probably reporting this on their
>>>> website.
>>> For the record, this driver also has fan control problems, and Nvidia
>>> has withdrawn it: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/announcement.php?a=39.
>>> Sven
>> The two drivers aren't the same. The fan issue on Windows is a different
>> version than the one OP is having trouble with.
>> However, beware: the Windows driver is de-certified and withdrawn.
>> NVIDIA recommends downgrading.
> It turns out that NVIDIA have since also withdrawn the recent Linux drivers
> as well, and recommend downgrading.
> The current NVIDIA Linux blob seems to be 190.53.  (Previously, they had
> released 195.36.08, as Jason mentioned.)

I've been using 195.36.03 (a beta release) for several weeks without
problems.  190.53 is the current non-beta release.


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