Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Intrepid Ibex lays claim to the Black Tower
Users of legacy nVidia cards, however, should carefully read the 8.10
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.
Users of other nVidia chipsets that are supported by the 173 or 177 driver
series will be transitioned to the nvidia-glx-173 or nvidia-glx-177 package
instead. However, unlike drivers 96 and 71, drivers 173 and 177 are only
compatible with CPUs that support SSE (e.g. Intel Pentium III, AMD Athlon
XP or higher). Systems with older CPUs will also be transitioned to the nv
driver on upgrade.
Fortunately Debian Lenny now has the series 96 legacy driver in the
repository, so installation of this is now a breeze, and 3D acceleration is
easy to set up.
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