NVIDIA drivers moved to the DVD images

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu Sep 4 22:50:37 BST 2008

On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 10:21:59PM +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 01:53:07PM -0400, Evan Dandrea wrote:
> > I just removed nvidia-glx-new, which is non-existent in Intrepid, from
> > ship and seeded the new nvidia-glx-* drivers in dvd-live.  The effect
> > of this change is that the NVIDIA proprietary driver is no longer
> > present on the desktop CDs and will be included on the DVDs in the
> > next build.  The removal from the desktop CDs is unfortunate, but
> > necessary due to space constraints (nvidia-glx-173 alone is 13M when
> > unpacked).
> This seems reasonable enough, since the drivers can't be used for
> installation anyway.
> I'm surprised that this is a net increase in space, though; I would have
> thought the removal of the drivers from linux-restricted-modules would make
> this a wash.

Would it be because for intrepid there is now a fourth nvidia blob


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