[sclug] Ubuntu 8.10 upgrade

Neil Haughton haughtonomous at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 30 18:49:04 UTC 2008

I just spotted this in the Ubuntu 8.10 release notes:
The 71 and 96 series of proprietary nVidia drivers, as provided by the
nvidia-glx-legacy and nvidia-glx packages in Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, are not
compatible with the X.Org included in Ubuntu 8.10. Users with the nVidia
TNT, TNT2, TNT Ultra, GeForce, GeForce2, GeForce3, and GeForce4 chipsets are
affected and will be transitioned on upgrade to the free nv driver instead.
This driver does not support 3D acceleration*.

So unless you have a bang up to date Nvidia card, upgrading to 8.10 will
apparently break 3D acceleration. How annoying is that?


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