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Mike Iwantprivacy:
In fairly new myself. Still fighting some weirdness on my system.
So What I have found out is There are 2  sets of driver. the default open source drivers.
They are pretty good and getting better.  However there are a few things they just don't seem to do yet. [hardware decode of h. 264 seems to be one]

Then there is the proprietary drivers.
In linux lite you can install them under "settings" > "install drivers" > additional drivers. [give it some time to populate]
Only problem here is if they don't do what they should, they are getting updated for older hardware.

Moltke:

--- Quote from: BewilderedBob on June 09, 2022, 09:30:33 AM ---Hello folks: I'm a card-carrying Linux NEWBIE still trying to understand why after installing LL 6.0 my posts say Linux Lite 4.4 in left-hand column. I appreciate your help but my Linux skills are v-e-r-y limited (I can run inxi -G in terminal mode but not much else).  It's output can be posted if helpful.

I can also follow very specific instructions if there is a "fool-proof" way to install a reliable functioning driver (either ancient Nvidia or Nouveau if one exists). Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Bewildered newbie Bob

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Regarding the Nvidia troubleshoot and install, I've already provided you with a link https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/nouveau read it through, take some notes on specific procedures you might have doubts about, and then post a thread.
Here's another one: https://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/123709/en-us here you can get the latest version available (2017) for that card.
And here the instructions http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/304.137/README/installationandconfiguration.html

BewilderedBob:
Hello folks: I'm a card-carrying Linux NEWBIE still trying to understand why after installing LL 6.0 my posts say Linux Lite 4.4 in left-hand column. I appreciate your help but my Linux skills are v-e-r-y limited (I can run inxi -G in terminal mode but not much else).  It's output can be posted if helpful.

I can also follow very specific instructions if there is a "fool-proof" way to install a reliable functioning driver (either ancient Nvidia or Nouveau if one exists). Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Bewildered newbie Bob

Moltke:

--- Quote from: stevef on June 08, 2022, 02:12:44 PM ---So far, there's no evidence that the video system is causing the problem, the only pointer is the title of the OP which states "Nvidia card fails".

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While that might be true:
https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/nvidia-linux-drivers-causing-random-hard-crashes-and-now-major-security-risk-still-not

--- Quote ---If anyone has used Sway-WM with an Nvidia GPU Im sure they would remember the my-next-gpu-wont-be-nvidia option.

These are a few examples of many.

The Nvidia Linux drivers have never been good but whatever has been happening at Nvidia for the past decade has to stop today.

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Like I said before, "Nvidia has always been problematic on Linux, let's hope it gets better now they've decided to open their code."

stevef:
If you want to look for different drivers for your hardware, the instructions are in the help manual at the link provided earlier by Moltke.  But the information taken from the Nvidia support site suggests this may have some risk because of the lack of kernel support.

Personally I think staying with the pre-installed video drivers is probably safest at least until we understand a bit more about the problem.  So far, there's no evidence that the video system is causing the problem, the only pointer is the title of the OP which states "Nvidia card fails".

How was the card failure determined ?  Still not sure what is meant by 'this known bug'  in the original post.
Is there a link to the known bug or any further information ?

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