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Re: Nvidia Quadro FX880M and debian sid




Pétùr composed on 2017-09-06 10:38 (UTC+0200):

> I have installed Debian (Sid) on a Dell precision M4500 from 2010.

> It has the Nvidia Quadro FX 880M graphical card. I have some freezes and
> graphical glitches when using the nouveau driver. They appears time to
> time (the window I was using is still there but I cannot see it anymore
> except if I put the mouse cursor on it.

> I tried the proprietary driver (nvidia-legacy-340xx-driver for this
> card) which has no glitches but suspend and hibernate does not work anymore.

> *Does someone find a solution to have suspend and hibernate working with
> this card and the proprietary driver ?*

> Or:

> *Does someone have a solution to fix the graphical glitchs I have with
> the nouveau driver?*

> P-S : lspci

> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT216GLM [Quadro
> FX 880M] (rev a2)

That's probably new enough to be supported by the default Xorg driver. Purge the
nouveau Xorg driver and all traces of the proprietary driver, and Xorg should
automatically use the default (modesetting, which will show up in Xorg.0.log as
modeset(0)). I have no complaints using the modesetting driver, but I don't use
laptops or suspend either.
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