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Author: g4sra
To: dng@lists.dyne.org
Subject: Re: [DNG] Request for assistance in dealing with a nouveau problem

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On Thursday, April 1, 2021 5:53 PM, o1bigtenor via Dng <dng@???> wrote:

> Working through the following page:

> https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/VideoAcceleration.html

> I get to

> $ python2 extract_firmware.py # this script is for python 2 only

> where I am using

> NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141.run
> extract_firmware.py (from right here)

> my resultant is:

> root@debianbase:/tmp/nouveau/nvidia# ls
> extract_firmware.py NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.141.run
> root@debianbase:/tmp/nouveau/nvidia# python3 extract_firmware.py
> Please run this in a directory where NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.108 is a subdir.

> You can make this happen by running
> wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/340.108/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.108.run
> sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.108.run --extract-only

> Note: You can use other versions/arches, see the source for what is acceptable.

> In looking at the source code version 340.108 is that latest listed.

> What and how do I change things so that I can extract this firmware
> blob so that hopefully my error message will disappear and my system
> will as robust as it was for the last 4 years. (I added the 5th
> monitor and that's when the issue appeared.)

You literally need to execute

NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.108.run --extract-only

which will extract itself creating the subdirectory


you can then run

python2 extract_firmware.py