nvidia-367 with GeForce GTX 460 prevents boot

Peter Silva peter at bsqt.homeip.net
Sun Nov 6 02:16:44 UTC 2016


oh, if anyone has the same problem I had with the latest patches,
where everything started segfaulting, I managed to fix it:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall bumblebee-nvidia nvidia-367
sudo reboot


On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 10:40 PM, Peter Silva <peter at bsqt.homeip.net> wrote:
> fwiw, since 367 updated itself yesterday to .57 my drivers are
> completely broken.
>
> % primusrun glxinfo
> segmentation Fault
> %
>
> and when that happens my screens are suddently mirrored, but the
> software doesn't think they are mirrored.  I have to make sure the
> Display Settings dialog is near the top left of the primary screen,
> because once I run primusrun glxinfo, it is off screen, and I cannot
> reset. I have to do sudo restart lightdm to get things back to normal.
>
> As long as the settings dialog is on screen, I can select mirrored screens,
> then choose to revert, and all is fine again.
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 6:59 PM, Andrew J. Caines
> <A.J.Caines at halplant.com> wrote:
>> Karl,
>>
>>>> booted fine with nvidia-361 and associated packages
>>>> [...]
>>>> A subsequent clean install of nvidia-367 and related
>>>> packages returns the system to the unbootable state.
>>>
>>> Soooo - why not just stay with 361?
>>
>> Pragmatically, because 367 is an update path from 361 as distinct from a
>> separate driver path. If I hold the package and its dependencies, I have
>> to wait for notice of a possible fix and keep hoping nothing else breaks
>> as a result. Switching to Gallium and testing the next nvidia driver
>> release is easier, albeit with a performance penalty.
>>
>> Philosophically, 367 fixes a couple of security issues in 361[1].
>>
>>
>> [1]
>> http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/core/xenial/multiverse/updates/nvidia-graphics-drivers-367
>>
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