nvidia binary drivers

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Feb 22 21:49:15 UTC 2011

On 02/22/2011 06:00 AM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Patrick Goetz [2011-02-21 14:41 -0600]:
>> >  Does the feature freeze include updating binary drivers?
> In principle yes, but as the current nvidia/fglrx drivers in Natty are
> totally broken (they are currently not available for the current X.org
> ABI), they will be updated by the end of the release (assuming that
> there will be a new compatible upstream release up to that point).

That's strange -- there's no mention of this on the nvidia linux amd64 
driver page:


are you sure that 260.19.36 is broken as well for x.org 1.10?

While on the subject, the package naming scheme for the nvidia binary 
drivers doesn't make any sense to me:

Package nvidia-173-kernel-source
     * natty (misc): Transitional package for 
nvidia-glx-173-kernel-source [restricted]
       173.14.28-0ubuntu4: amd64 i386

Package nvidia-180-kernel-source
     * natty (misc): Transitional package for 
nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source [restricted]
       185.18.36-0ubuntu9: amd64 i386

Package nvidia-185-kernel-source
     * natty (misc): Transitional package for 
nvidia-glx-185-kernel-source [restricted]
       260.19.29-0ubuntu1: amd64 i386

Huh?  Things seem to have gone off the rail around version 180 and then 
got progressively worse.  Any chance the package naming scheme can be 
rendered sensible, at least for the newest drivers?

Patrick Goetz

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