nVidia drivers for Intrepid available [was: Re: Platform team meeting minutes 2008/07/09]
mdz at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 11 10:42:51 BST 2008
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 02:53:55PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman [2008-07-10 11:04 +0100]:
> > On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 01:18:22AM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > > === Evan Dandrea ===
> > > [...]
> > > * Upgraded my desktop to Intrepid. Bitten hard first by the lack of binary nvidia drivers and then by this bug in nv: https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+source/xserver-xorg-video-nv/+bug/229704. So now I'm stuck with vesa. Bryce, is there anything I can do to help debug this?
> > Consider yourself lucky; at least vesa works for you. ;-)
> The new-style nvidia drivers made their way to Intrepid today:
> nvidia-glx-71 | 71.86.04-0ubuntu4 | intrepid/multiverse | amd64, i386
> nvidia-glx-96 | 96.43.05-0ubuntu4 | intrepid/multiverse | amd64, i386
> nvidia-glx-173 | 173.14.09-0ubuntu4 | intrepid/multiverse | amd64, i386
> nvidia-glx-177 | 177.13-0ubuntu4 | intrepid/multiverse | amd64, i386
> They work well and care for the replacing of the old-style
> nvidia-glx-*. If you install the matching version manually, you can
> once again use your nvidia card with Intrepid, just in time for
> alpha-2 \o/.
> Credit goes to Alberto Milone, who restlessly worked on them in the
> past week.
I tested nvidia-glx-173 here, and apart from these two bugs (neither of
which is too scary):
Launchpad bug 247523 in dkms "Fails silently if kernel headers are not available" [Undecided,New] https://launchpad.net/bugs/247523
Launchpad bug 247527 in nvidia-graphics-drivers-173 "Kernel headers dependency could be more specific" [Undecided,New] https://launchpad.net/bugs/247527
the driver seems to work for me.
> Next steps, FYI:
> * remove the old nvidia stuff from linux-restricted-module (Tim
> Gardner will be very happy to do that, I think :-) )
I think this was already gone with the first version of l-r-m for 2.6.26.
> * get them into restricted (me)
> * adapt Jockey to the new driver structure (Alberto and me)
I'm happy to test the jockey integration when the time comes.
> * provide debconf note for upgrades with apt-get which tells you
> whcih particular version to install, based on your hardware
> (Alberto already has a solution for that)
> * integrate migration into update-manager (with Michael)
This will need thorough testing.
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