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




As of October 2017, I found that running the command "nvidia-detect"
followed by "install nvidia-driver" (as recommended by the first
command) conflicted with the lightdm display manager and prevented
graphical login.  Does that problem remain?

Sincerely,
Greg Marks

> Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:41:58 -0500
> From: Carl Fink <carlf@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Why has nouveau vs. NVIDIA problem not been addressed?
> 
> Note: top-posting fixed, some quotes trimmed.
> 
> > On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 2:54 PM Alexander V. Makartsev
> > <avbetev@xxxxxxxxx <mailto: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 <http://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?
> > > 
> > >     Sincerely
> > >     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
> Thinking and logic and stuff at Reasonably Literate
> http://reasonablyliterate.com

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