new nvidia driver in intrepid

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Mon Jun 30 14:57:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Sebastian Breier wrote:

> Am Montag, den 30.06.2008, 01:28 +0200 schrieb Artur Rona:
>> Hello.
>> In hardy is available a nvidia-envy driver with version 173.14.05, but
>> in intrepid is version 169.12. Why intrepid doesn't have the latest
>> version of nvidia driver?
>> Greetings.
> nvidia-envy is a privately packaged version of the NVidia driver by
> Alberto Milone [1].
> The actual Ubuntu NVidia driver in hardy (8.04) is 169.12
> +
> intrepid is a fork of Debian's current packages, and so it's no
> requirement to have the latest NVidia driver, as they are not pulled
> from the actual source at NVidia.
> If you need a newer NVidia driver, you should file a bug report against
> nvidia-glx-new on Launchpad that will request an update.

No need to file bugs (although I'm sure there are a couple already..). The 
nvidia packages are under a massive overhaul (being split from l-r-m, for 
starters), so it takes some time to get the work finished and uploaded in 
the archive.


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