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Re: Nvidia module makes system unstable

Sean Whalen <whalenster@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I recently made the switch from Kubuntu 11.10 to Debain stable.
> Everything was running very well until I installed the Nvidia module
> "the Debian way".  Then, the system became highly unstable. I noticed
> that the system would become very sluggish during simple tasks The
> most repeatable example of this is the slow rate at which the
> background fades when calling gksu. Additionally, there is a visible
> lag in the redrawing of windows when applications are minimized or
> restored. interestingly, video from YouTube seemed to be fluid.
> The situation was annoying, but not unbearable, until the entire
> system began to freeze. It seems that this may be related in some way
> to bug #664261. My situation differs in that I used the version from
> backports (280.13.really.275.36-1) in order to achieve compatibility
> with my GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) GPU, it's worth noting that it
> did not experience any stability issues with the Ubuntu distribution
> of the Nvidia module 280.13 when I used Kubuntu 11.10.
> What should I do at this point? I'm tempted use the Nvidia installer,
> but I'm concerned that it might unnecessarily dirty my system. Is it
> possible to cleanly switch from the Nvidia installer to the Debian
> way?
> I'm also not sure whether I should report this as a separate bug, or
> as an addition to the one mentioned above. Any thoughts would be
> helpful.

The nouveau driver is working well on my machine, maybe you'll 
do better to use it too.

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