Bug#660158: xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy-96xx: video driver for nvidia legacy 96xx missing in wheezy

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Fri Feb 17 00:44:07 UTC 2012

Umberto Zappi <uzappi at inwind.it> writes:

> I've an old video card: it is nVidia GeForce2 MX 200 [NV11].  In Wheezy
> I don't found the legacy 96xx packages with video driver for my card.
> I've tried new driver xserver-xorg-video-nvidia (version 290.10), but my
> card isn't supported with this it.

> I've also searched and installed the package
> xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-legacy- 96xx from SID, but I've found
> dependency problem with xserver-xorg-core package.  For matching every
> dependency, I've manually downgraded xorg installation from squeezy.

Yes, this is what you have to do right now.  The problem is that NVIDIA
themselves have not released versions of the older drivers that support
the current X.org server ABI.  The packages are still in the archive
because they're usable with downgraded older servers, but they won't be in
the next release because they won't work with the X server that will be in
that release.  Unfortunately, there isn't anything Debian can do about
this; NVIDIA needs to release new drivers, and that apparently isn't a

It's very frustrating.

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

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