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The latest version of the NVIDIA drivers doesn't support your graphics chipset. You should install the appropriate version as provided via the non-free repositories hosted by Debian. The full instructions are on the Debian wiki, but basically for your 740M, you need version 340.96, available for Jessie (which I'm assuming is the version you're using, Debian ...
Thanks a lot for the help. Among that bulk of links, I managed to find a solution for my problem. This one was particularly useful: http://askubuntu.com/questions/41681/blank-screen-after-installing-nvidia-restricted-driver
The backlight issue seems to have many potential sources. Mine was just about enabling backlight control with nVidia proprietary driver in Xorg configuration. This answer on Ubuntu stack exchange did the trick: Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" ... # Added the following ...
Unfortunately "nvidia.ko eats NULL on shutdown" is not very specific to work from. You can't ask kernel devs to debug it who don't have full debug information for ring 0 (see the backtrace). There's only one company who has that ;). You need to report the crash details to NVidia (I'm assuming they don't have any automated reporting). They may have a ...
You will get that error when you were installed 2 different architecture or version of same package. If you still get error with apt-get -f install try using synaptic application ( on left column broken packages ) you can make it okay .
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