Blocking NVIDIA driver updates

New hardware seems to lead to a rush of new software at nvidia. Rushing software is typically not helpful concerning software quality, basically the last 3 updates were all broken, but the new CUDA 12.0 update with the driver:


gets my vote for the golden raspberry of the year 2023 already, I definitely hope the next update will be in a better state. How this update got out of quality control will be for ever an enigma for me !

But as we are using nvidia also on production servers I want to disable the automatic updates for nividia, from my point of view the normal tricks (setting the package to manually installed) do not work for nvidia drivers.

So what I found is:

sudo apt-mark hold nvidia-driver-*

Can someone confirm this please, I’m tired of fixing broken update scripts or more important broken uninstalls from nvidia.