nVidia drivers for Intrepid available [was: Re: Platform team meeting minutes 2008/07/09]

Alberto Milone albertomilone at alice.it
Tue Jul 15 23:59:43 BST 2008

On Fri, 2008-07-11 at 10:42 +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >  * 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.

If you want to test it, the debconf check is already available. Here is
my blog post (which explains how it works, among other things) about it:

How to test it on Hardy (it should work on a livecd too):

1) install any flavour of the nvidia driver (with the old name scheme,
e.g. nvidia-glx)

2) add my PPA to your software sources:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/lrm-intrepid/ubuntu intrepid main

3) install only nvidia-common (revision ubuntu12 or higher) and let it
install its dependencies (i.e. the modalias packages). Then disable the
PPA. Do not install any other package. You should see a debconf screen.
The same will happen if you reinstall the kernel headers or image.

NOTE: this works only if one or more NVIDIA cards are plugged in since
nvidia-common does hardware detection.


Alberto Milone

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