Maverick Alpha3 +nvidia-96 +updates

NoOp glgxg at
Sun Aug 29 02:57:27 UTC 2010

On 08/24/2010 11:56 AM, John Vivirito wrote:
> On 08/13/2010 01:53 AM, Robert Hooker wrote:
>> You are going to have to use nouveau for now, the proprietary
>> nvidia-96 and nvidia-173 drivers do not work with xserver 1.9 and most
>> likely will not until right before release. 256.44 that is in
>> ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates does work for the GPU's it supports with
>> IgnoreABI added to the serverflags section in your xorg.conf but the
>> older releases don't. If you want accelerated 3D (for compiz) with
>> nouveau you can install the libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental package if
>> you are using the mesa 7.8 that is in maverick.
>> is the proper
>> place to report the problem, we can't do anything about it with the
>> binary drivers.
> Robert what do you mean it font get fixed till right before release? 
> that is 2 months away

John, I don't know what Robert means either, but I do see that Alberto
has added nvidia-96 to this bug report:
[Should Depend: on appropriate xserver-xorg-video-$ABI]


I suspect that Robert is correct in stating:
<quote> is the proper
place to report the problem, we can't do anything about it with the
binary drivers.

Unfortunately, issue will affect many other distros as well. So I reckon
the only solution may be to put pressure on nVidia directly.

Quite a few cards that will be affected if this is not fixed by Maverick
GeForce 4 MX series:
MX 440, MX 440 (AGP 8X), MX 420 (AGP 8X), MX 420, MX 440-SE, MX
Integrated GPU, MX 460, MX 440SE (AGP 8X), MX 4000

Quadro NVS series:
NVS 285, NVS 55/280 PCI, NVS 210, NVS 420, NVS 450, NVS 50, NVS 295, NVS
280, NVS 440, NVS 290

Quadro 4 Go series:
500 GoGL, 550 XGL, 700 GoGL

Quadro 2 Go series:

GeForce 4 Ti series:
Ti 4800, Ti 4800 SE, Ti 4400, Ti 4200 (AGP 8X), Ti 4200, Ti 4600

GeForce 2 series:
Ti 200, GeForce3, Ti 500

Quadro 2 MXR series:
Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go

And I suspect quite a few non-technical Ubuntu users will be up in arms
come release time when they find out that they can no longer use
compiz/3D with Maverick. Perhaps the Ubuntu dev's can put a little
pressure on nVidia to deal with this so it can be fixed/tested before

I also don't see /
as a viable option. That ppa has *way* too many packages in it for the
normal tester to try unless on a dedicated test machine. Further, it
seems to only concern nvidia-graphics-drivers 256 & unless I've missed
something I see nothing regarding nvidia-96.

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