NVidia Woes Again
I have maintained a list of quirks and unresolved issues as I have worked toward updating my systems from Slackware 14.1 to 14.2.
On my office desktop I have been using the NVidia 304 drivers. The motherboard has an 8300 series chip set. According to the NVidia web site, I should be using the 340 drivers. Yes, that is not a typo.
I downloaded the latest 340.101 drivers. I built and installed the package. All Hell broke loose. A fireworks display and then my system froze such that only a power switch cycle restored the system. Sometimes the system froze running
glxgears. I tested this a few times and was convinced the drivers are flawed. I next tried the 340.96 version. Same horrible results.
I have no clue why the NVidia web site identifies the 340 series when they utterly fail on my motherboard.
I returned to the 304 series.
I still had elongated pkexec dialogs.
Later I decided to run a while with the nouveau drivers.
For the moment the elongated dialogs have stopped. I have not yet returned to testing the proprietary drivers.
On my to do list is to replace the office desktop motherboard with a something using Intel video drivers. I have had enough of NVidia.