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how to update/upgrade T4 and not lose GPU drivers

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:28 pm
by at4
Hi,

I have T4 and noticed that after I do apt-get update/upgrade I lose gpu hardware acceleration.
Using friendlydesktop version (ubuntu 18.4)
How do you:

1) update packages and not lose gpu hardware accerelation
2) pin gpu needed packages (which are those)

Do you not update it at all or how do you do it ?

thanks

Re: how to update/upgrade T4 and not lose GPU drivers

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:11 pm
by at4
Anyone ?

do you du update - apt-get update/ upgrade and have security (but loose gpu hardware acceleration)
or
don't do update and have gpu hardware acceleration but don't have latest packages.

I know that in APT packaging we can mark some packages as "not updatable" but anyone knows which it should be ?

thanks

Re: how to update/upgrade T4 and not lose GPU drivers

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm
by nunyabisnas
this is the most viewed thread in the T4 forum and yet there is still no response from anyone on the friendlyelec team. that should speak volumes to anyone considering this board or the OS options offered by friendlyelec. there are older, similar threads and they too remained unanswered. friendlyelec provides a forum, but there is no real support of their hardware within them. i suspect that friendlyelec support doesn't even monitor these forums.

with regard to OP's question, i have emailed support about this issue issue over a year ago and their answer was essentially "don't upgrade."

the T4 is a great board but it lacks support from the manufacturer. armbian is good alternative OS option and armbian support is better through their forums, but still fairly poor. between official armbian support and volunteers, most questions get addressed but there are still many which remain unanswered.