[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#504626: Bug#504626: looks like series 5 FX support dropped

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Tue Mar 3 20:14:51 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 12:14:37AM -0500, Chris Knadle wrote:
> I have a GeForce FX 5200 and the newer nvidia-glx_180.29-1 and related 
> packages won't work for it, either.
> From looking at nVidia's website, the latest drivers for GeForce 5 FX 
> series cards is 173.14.12.  The nvidia-glx_180.29-1 package doesn't  
> support the GeForce 5 FX series cards anymore, even though the Debian 
> package description says it does.  :-(  The fact that support for 
> these chipsets has been dropped is specified in the README document 
> in /usr/share/doc/nvidia-glx/README.txt.gz in the nvidia-glx_180.29-1 
> package just after Appendix A2, starting at line 5067.
> So unfortunately the nvidia 173.14.09 packages will need to be 
> retained and maintained.  :-/  And the package description for the 
> nvidia 180.29-1 packages needs updating to remove unsupported 
> chipsets.
> I'm retaining a custom kernel built with the nvidia_180.29-1 drivers, 
> so if more detail is requested I can supply it.

Of course you can already run an FX 5xxx card with legacy 96xx, so you
do already have a work around.  A legacy 173 package does seem desirable

Len Sorensen

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