difference between "do-release-upgrade" and "apt-get dist-upgrade"

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Tue Oct 5 03:18:06 UTC 2010

On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:00:56 -0700
NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Note if you have an older nVidia 96/legacy card (as I do):
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg-server/+bug/626974
> [ABI change in xorg 1.9 breaks legacy nvidia-96 and nvidia-173 drivers
> in Maverick]
> 173 got fixed, but still waiting on 96...

I had a GeForce 7600 GS which was the card Ubuntu's proprietary
software fetcher set up for me.  I seem to recall that it was the 173
but am not sure.  When I recently got a GeForce 8400 GS my driver
didn't change.  I never thought to change it as it was working fine.

Then the RC upgrade played some tricks.    ;-]

I do notice that the new Maverick, "Additional Drivers," reports only,
"NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current)," now.  Could that
possibly be the new and improved 96?

Do you use the  OS-included fetcher of proprietary software or install
the drivers manually?

Cybe R. Wizard
When Windows are opened the bugs come in.

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