[Bug 21435] New: It is a non-sense that MadWiFi and nVidia Kernel are in the same package!

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           Summary: It is a non-sense that MadWiFi and nVidia Kernel are in
                    the same package!
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: linux-restricted-modules
        AssignedTo: adconrad at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: ubuntu.com at aicardi.org
         QAContact: kernel-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

I have an nVidia Geffo video card AND an Atheros-based WiFi network card,
therefore I obviously use the linux-restricted-modules package in order for WiFi
to work.

As in the same package resides the nVidia kernel, it is impossible to me to
upgrade the video drivers using the latest nVidia drivers.

Upgrading them, infact, causes a conflict between the video driver version and
the video kernel version, and Xorg refuses to start.

Removing the linux-restricted-modules I can upgrade the nVidia drivers to the
latest version, but WiFi does not work any more.

I would suggest to split the packages in order to have WiFi modules installed
without nVidia modules.

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