Half hour to download linux driver

why?

Network related? ISP issues? With the Covid situation, the Interent sometimes moves at dial-up speed.

The service is fine on my end tom. Are you trying to say Nvidia is sending this stuff out from a potato?

Not at all. No one else has complained of Linux driver download speeds. Just saying that my own experience with downloads from other sites has been hit or miss these days.

How do you know that? I can see you have an attitude problem and are trying any way you can to blame and discredit me. What a treat you are.

It takes less than 6 seconds here.

$ wget https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/440.82/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run
–2020-05-19 06:44:54-- https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/440.82/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run
Resolving download.nvidia.com (download.nvidia.com)… 2606:2800:233:1b35:1195:10b9:2466:6a8, 192.229.220.191
Connecting to download.nvidia.com (download.nvidia.com)|2606:2800:233:1b35:1195:10b9:2466:6a8|:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 142872609 (136M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run’

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64 100%[===================>] 136.25M 25.1MB/s in 5.7s

2020-05-19 06:45:00 (23.9 MB/s) - ‘NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run’ saved [142872609/142872609]

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^ That’s one speedy connection right there. Mighty impressive how NVIDIA’s “potato server” can handle speeds like that.

Oh, and while I’m at it, might as well add my result to the thread:

$ wget https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/440.82/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run
--2020-05-19 06:20:51--  https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/440.82/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run
Loaded CA certificate '/etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt'
Resolving download.nvidia.com (download.nvidia.com)... 2606:2800:233:1b35:1195:10b9:2466:6a8, 192.229.220.191
Connecting to download.nvidia.com (download.nvidia.com)|2606:2800:233:1b35:1195:10b9:2466:6a8|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 142872609 (136M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run’

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run  100%[====================================================>] 136.25M  11.3MB/s    in 12s     

2020-05-19 06:21:04 (11.3 MB/s) - ‘NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-440.82.run’ saved [142872609/142872609]

Every few days or so, the transfer speeds from nvidia servers intermittently come down to a crawl, 25kB/s. So there actually is an issue but it takes bad luck to run into it.