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Bug 154746 - nvidia-drivers-1.0.9742.ebuild installs on unsupported cards
Summary: nvidia-drivers-1.0.9742.ebuild installs on unsupported cards
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
: 158160 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-11-10 18:34 UTC by winona
Modified: 2008-03-17 21:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description winona 2006-11-10 18:34:14 UTC
emerge world updates nvidia-drivers-1.0.9629.ebuild with nvidia-drivers-1.0.9742.ebuild
even on cards that are unsupported on nvidia-drivers-1.0.9742

Please see the thread at

"I'll clear up some confusion here. The supported GPUs list in the 1.0-9742 beta driver README isn't up to date (a bug has been filed to correct this).

Starting with 1.0-9742, all GPUs earlier than NV3x are being moved to a legacy driver branch. The previous legacy GPUs (from 1.0-7184) remain the same, however all GPUs newer than those in 1.0-7184 yet older than NV3x will be supported, moving forward, in the 1.0-96xx driver branch.

You can determine which GPU you have with the following command (which only works while X is running):
$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0

In this example, see the 'Video BIOS' line below:
Model: GeForce FX 5200
IRQ: 209
Video BIOS:
Card Type: AGP
DMA Size: 32 bits
DMA Mask: 0xffffffff

The 2nd field (34) is the GPU. In this case, its NV34, which is an NV3x GPU."
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-11-11 01:03:13 UTC
And? What are we supposed to do with that?
Comment 2 winona 2006-11-11 09:05:16 UTC
What are you supposed to do with what?
The thread? The bug?  It was information.  You read it and learn, hopefully.  There was a hope that the ebuild makers would be able to distinguish between the difference in the 96xx and 97xx builds of nvidia.  If they can't they can't.  I was able to resolve my issue easily enough.  I blocked gentoo's ebuilds of nvidia and will use nvidia's and make my own choices.  

Thank you for your response, polite or otherwise.
In the future I am perfectly willing to not open a ticket when I see an issue.  It takes time and  I have usually fixed the problem for myself by the time I open the ticket.

Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-14 13:26:08 UTC
*** Bug 158160 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-03-17 21:53:15 UTC
*** Bug 158160 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***