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Re: Why has nouveau vs. NVIDIA problem not been addressed?

Thank you, Sir. I understand now.

I am Adrian. So please feel free to call me by that name.

Again thank you for clarification.

Adrian D'Costa

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 9:42 PM Carl Fink <carlf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Note: top-posting fixed, some quotes trimmed.

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 2:54 PM Alexander V. Makartsev <avbetev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't understand what are you talking about. There is no need to do things you describe on Debian manually.
Installation of "nvidia-driver" package is very straight forward and it's dependencies takes care of nouveau blacklisting for you, among the other things.

On 11/15/2018 08:13 PM, Tom D. wrote:
Thank you for your kind reply. I downloaded the driver from www.nvidia.com for NVIDIA geforce GTX 678 video card driver.

It was a shell script with sh extension.

So until I blacklist nouveau completely from the Debian OS, Nvidia driver won't install. As a result, I had to blacklist nouveau completely and do other things.

One of the reasons for installing that driver is Cuda support on Debian.

So I was just saying if there were an easier method to choose between NVIDIA's driver from their website or nvidia-package and disable nouveau accordingly that would be great? Because Linux is about giving people choice alternative options. Isn't it? 

Adrian D'Costa

Tom (or Adrian?): what Alexander is saying is that if you ignore the
direct download from the nVIDIA site, and just

    apt install nvidia-driver

it will download a copy of the proprietary driver and install it for
you, while simultaneously removing nouveau. That's the Debian Way to
install the commercial driver.

Carl Fink          carl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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