On 9/24/07, Bruce Kingsbury <zcat(a)wired.net.nz> wrote:
On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 10:00 +1200, Ian McDonald
I've seen quite a few reports recently about
people upgrading to
Feisty and breaking their systems.
I'm a bit frustrated with Ubuntu at the moment. A while back they
upgraded the nvidia-glx package so it uses a later driver. nvidia have
dropped support for my MX400 chip, so the new driver doesn't work, and
nvidia-glx-legacy is a really crufty old 7xxx driver that makes the card
lock up twice a day.
Your frustration should probably be aimed at Nvidia which refuses to
release open source packages. The binary packages are tied to certain
versions of the kernel so if they upgrade the kernel they have to go
to newer nvidia drivers. Yet another reason to support Intel and now
Have you had a look at the open source drivers. It probably doesn't
meet your needs yet but is making progress independent of the Nvidia
Also when I run restricted drivers manager it offers
me a choice of both
current and legacy drivers. The obvious choice, the current driver,
breaks my system. I filed a bug, they lumped it in with a 'duplicate'
bug which was showing both drivers as being already installed. NO,
that's not my bug! Read through my bug description before you jump to
The bug triagers are only human too. It's a thankless (and boring)
task managing bug databases. Have you replied to say it's not the same
bug? Hopefully then they'll unmerge it.