Please update to 331. 49 and/or provide Nvidia 334.21

Bug #1287753 reported by Jaime Marques on 2014-03-04
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 (Ubuntu)
Alberto Milone

Bug Description

Provide Nvidia 334.21 drivers for ubuntu 14.04 in the xorg-edgers PPA.
This driver provides alot of performance improvements and new GPUs support.


CVE References

Jaime Marques (jimmy93) on 2014-03-04
description: updated
description: updated
Daniel Letzeisen (dtl131) wrote :

Note: I removed the 304 branch from this bug because it's not relevant. The 304 branch will remain in Trusty to support Geforce 6xxx and 7xxx chips.

no longer affects: nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 (Ubuntu)
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
summary: - Nvidia 334.21
+ Please update to 331. 49 and/or provide Nvidia 334.21
tags: added: trusty upgrade-software-version
Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

For what it's worth, System76 would really like to see Nvidia 334 in Trusty. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help test (say, an nvidia 334 package in proposed). We have Maxwell hardware on-hand.

yossarian_uk (morgancoxuk) wrote :

Not having the latest nvidia driver is silly.

i.e to ship a version with known bugs in (fixed in later versions) and that don't support the latest hardware in the name of 'stability' is a bit mad - its not like you can fix the issues (its closes source..)

Unless you ship with 334.21 speed in OpenGL apps/games will not be as good as if you do...

Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

Sorry but 331.49 breaks hybrid graphics. We're working to track down the regression.

As for 334.x, that's a short lived driver branch, and we don't plan to ship the driver (as it would bring more package migration headaches when support for that branch ends).

Would it help if we simply provided a package in xorg-edgers with apt pin preferences so that, if users add the xorg-edgers repository, they would only receive updates of binary drivers (fglrx, nvidia) without pulling in anything else (X, mesa, etc.)?

This would involve just adding the xorg-edgers PPA, installing a package from that repository (e.g. the "binary-drivers-only" package), and refreshing the apt-cache.

Jaime Marques (jimmy93) wrote :

xorg-edgers ppa sounds good enough to me.

Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

+1 for 334 in the xorg-edgers ppa, that would be extremely helpful for System76.

Maxwell desktop GPUs seem to work fine with nvidia 331, but we're not yet sure about mobile Maxwell hardware. Having 334 handy in a PPA would be very helpful for testing.


Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

Excellent. I'll work on it.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
description: updated
Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :


BTW, what's the difference between `nvidia-331` and `nvidia-331-updates`?

Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

@Jason: in theory nvidia-331-updates was supposed to be updated frequently after the Ubuntu release, whereas nvidia-331 would remain at the same version. In practice the SRU process is too slow for this, and the main reason for keeping nvidia-331-updates around, is that on development releases, after feature freeze, we can still update the nvidia driver without breaking nvidia-331. In general we are more conservative when dealing with nvidia-331.

Jason Gerard DeRose (jderose) wrote :

Alberto - thanks very much for the explanation, I've always been confused about that!

Samuel PHAN (iamuel) wrote :

I also join in requesting an update of the nvidia driver 331 or better. I'm experiencing redrawing/repainting/display corruption of OpenGL applications when minimized.

On NVIDIA forums, this thread seems to indicate that the last NVIDIA driver 331.89 fixes the problem.

Jaime Marques (jimmy93) wrote :

nv 340.24 is the lastest long lived driver so im expencting it to land on the archives soon...

Daniel Letzeisen (dtl131) wrote :

nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 (331.113-0ubuntu0.0.4) trusty-security; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Milone ]
  * debian/substvars:
    - Add support for video ABIs up to 19.
  * debian/templates/
    - Make libcuda1-$flavour depend on nvidia-$flavour-uvm.
  * debian/templates/
    - Drop all the patches.
    - CVE-2014-8091, CVE-2014-8098, CVE-2014-8298 (LP: #1400673).
 -- Alberto Milone <email address hidden> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:26:55 +0100

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-331 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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