Re: NVidia 96.xx.xx & 173.xx.xx Legacy drivers donít work in Ubuntu 12.04
Plagman, searchfgold6789, thank you for the information.
In the meanwhile I discovered that the reason my box became so unstable after the upgrade was, because the video card fan was jammed with dust (overheating), plus the memory chip AND the power supply were breaking down fast. Reinstalled 11.10 and kept having the same issues. Oh, the fun of trying to pinpoint broken hardware when actually 2 parts are failing.
So now, it comes down to waiting for the new driver ABI versions to be fixed, then upgrading to 12.04 again.
Thank you Nvidia, for your time and efforts.
(By the way, I was wondering - to get the old drivers working with the new Xorg ABI, is it something as easy as bumping the driver ABI version, or does it actually need rewrites/adaptations due to xorg ABI calls being different in the new version?)