Nvidia Drivers

Tom Mckay tom.mckay1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 08:13:26 UTC 2009


The only way to avoid these hassles is to support truly free video chips who
provide documentation. Integrated intel graphics never seemed so amazing.

Tom McKay


On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 4:24 PM, David Vincent <dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca>wrote:

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> David Vincent wrote:
> > David Curtis wrote:
> >> On Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:28:59 -0400
> >> Richard Seguin <ubuntu-bugs at transubuntu.ca> wrote:
> >
> >>> Did I misinterpret when I thought I read that there will no longer be
> >>> support for Nvidia restricted drivers in Jaunty? I just did a google on
> >>> nvidia and jaunty and I found plenty of info that stated otherwise...
> Maybe
> >>> I skimmed the last post wrong or something?
> >>>
> >> Ya. What I believe this means is that Nvidia has to write support for
> xorg-server 1.6 into their proprietary drivers. It just means you have to be
> patient. Support for 1.5 didn't come out until end of last May IIRC
> therefore 1.5 didn't make it into hardy but was included in intrepid. I
> guess Ubuntu devs are expecting support from Nvidia for 1.6 sooner rather
> than later.
>
> I think this may have just been fixed.
>
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-177/+bug/308410
>
> This bug was fixed in the package nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 -
> 180.27-0ubuntu1
>
> - ---------------
> nvidia-graphics-drivers-180 (180.27-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low
>
>  * New upstream release. Supports the new X.org ABI (LP: #308410, #322416)
>    * Added support for the following GPUs:
>       o GeForce GTX 295
>       o GeForce GTX 285
>       o GeForce 9300 GE
>       o Quadro NVS 420
>
> ...
>
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