[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#504626: [nvidia-glx] Quietly drops support for several chipsets

Filipus Klutiero chealer at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 19:45:36 UTC 2008

Package: nvidia-glx
Version: 173.14.09-5
Severity: serious
Tags: patch

Since 1.0.9746, support for several cards was dropped quietly. As pre-lenny 
suites need to have the X video driver specified, X will fail to start after 
an upgrade on a system using one of these card.

Replacing the current NEWS.Debian with one containing one entry with the 
following description would warn users:

 * LEGACY GPUs: This release does not support anymore GeForce 2, 3 and 4, 
Quadro 2 and 4, Quadro DCC and Quadro NVS 400, 280 SD and 50 PCI.
If you use one these cards, install the nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx,
 nvidia-glx-legacy-96xx-dev and/or nvidia-kernel-legacy-96xx-source packages 

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