NVidia 96.xx.xx & 173.xx.xx Legacy drivers donít work in Ubuntu 12.04
After a clean install from, or update to Ubuntu 12.04, the latest NVidia 96.43.20 and 173.14.31 Legacy drivers donít work anymore due to missing dependencies, caused by a new version of xorg.
XorgDriverHandler(nvidia_96, nvidia-96, None): Disabling as package video ABI xorg-video-abi-10 does not match X.org video ABI xorg-video-abi-11
DEBUG: NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver not available
WARNING: modinfo for module nvidia_current failed: ERROR: modinfo: could not find module nvidia_current
When trying to install the driver manually or via softwarecentre:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
nvidia-96: Depends: xorg-video-abi-10 but it is not installable
This is the result of the new xorg version in 12.04. In the past NVidia updated its Legacy drivers pretty quickly in similar cases, hopefully they will do so again this time.