[pkg-nvidia-devel] Newer nvidia driver (173.08)

Randall Donald randy at khensu.org
Tue May 13 19:14:14 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 14:58 -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 11:55:40AM -0700, Randall Donald wrote:
> > Previously I have put important beta versions in experimental under the
> > normal package names and created a beta branch in subversion. 
> Apparently the real problem is that libwfb.so should ONLY be installed
> by the nvidia driver if the X server does not already have it.
> Otherwise the x server version should be used and the nvidia driver
> should not install it's own.  So the current diversions are wrong in
> 169.12.
Oh really? Ok. I don't think I have a card that uses wfb so I wouldn't
know if it worked or not. Thanks for finding that. 

> So 173.08 would not fix this and has nothing to do wuth the actual bug,
> but it does fix builds against 2.6.25 which is now in sid.  So is it
> better to patch 169.12 to build with 2.6.25 or go to a beta version that
> also adds support for new hardware while fixing the compile problem?
I would prefer applying the patches instead I think. I would imaging a
new driver release might be coming soon due to the compilation problem. 

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