Bug#603878: nvidia-graphics-drivers: various issues upgrading from lenny's nvidia-*-legacy-96xx

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Thu Nov 18 03:01:19 UTC 2010

Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com> writes:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2010 18:44:41 -0800 Russ Allbery wrote:

>> Right, the problem that had is because the version of
>> nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-96xx which works properly with the
>> squeeze Xorg server still hasn't migrated to squeeze.  The upgrade
>> should work fine with the version in unstable.

>> Reassigning this bug and updating the version information accordingly,
>> since this bug is fixed in unstable.  We're just waiting on ia32-libs
>> for the NVIDIA packages to all migrate to squeeze.

> Ok, thanks for the rapid response :)  Interestingly I've been
> working on the ia32-libs issue to get fglrx-driver unblocked as well.

nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy-71xx would have had a similar problem, in
that it has no upgrade path, since there's no version of those drivers
available from NVIDIA that work with the latest server.  I hadn't thought
about that.  But it looks like it's not a problem since that wasn't in
stable, nor was nvidia-graphics-drivers-legacy (which predates it).  We
got lucky there.

Once nvidia-graphics-drivers{,-legacy-173xx,-legacy-96xx} all propagate,
we have a defined upgrade path for everything that was in lenny, I think.

At some point, we probably do want to push people more towards nouveau,
but the NVIDIA drivers still support some stuff that nouveau doesn't even
on GPUs that nouveau supports.

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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