[arch-dev-public] nvidia 334.21-3 / nvidia-lts 334.21-4 pulled from [testing]

Felix Yan felixonmars at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 11:29:14 EDT 2014

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 16:15:21 Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 27.03.2014 16:02, schrieb Felix Yan:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > The nvidia-modprobe binary was provided in the "nvidia" / "nvidia-lts"
> > packages, but this doesn't work well because the two packages should not
> > be
> > prevented from installing together.
> > 
> > To fix this, I've pulled the two packages from [testing], and will upload
> > a
> > new nvidia-utils package containing the binary to [testing]. FS#39203 and
> > FS#39636 will be closed if the new package fixed everything. (A setuid
> > binary is not good, but no trivial workaround was found)
> Seriously, that is a crappy solution. If nvidia would properly register
> its devices with linux, these devices could be created dynamically. It's
> really up to nvidia to fix their kernel module.
> (By the way, the /dev/nvidia* devices do not even generate proper
> uevents and thus cannot be caught by udev or systemd. I wish they would
> stop relying on a closed-source kernel driver with debatable quality.)

Yeah, I totally agree with you. I played a lot with udev but only produced a 
hacky (and certainly wrong except "works") udev rule. I don't think that one 
better than the upstream-provided crappy binary.

I've also asked upstream for help, but still didn't get a reply.

Felix Yan
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