Originally Posted by AaronP
I can't promise that.
Ouch, that's a serious bummer...
Didn't expect that to be honest. Always had the feeling that both the 96.xx.xx and 173.xx.xx driver needed similar kinds of modifications, since they were often updated simultaneously. Of course, that was just my assumption.
I guess it's not a definite 'no', but that doesn't sound very hopeful because NVidia's Linux team seems to be very busy. Anyway, i really appreciate your answer, since we can make up our mind now on what to do next. Downgrading distribution, or yet taking the plunge and trying to downgrade xorg against all advice, or something else.
But i still keep a bit of hope, so if you can find some time...
If the 96.xx.xx and 173.xx.xx driver actually do need similar kinds of modifications, i would be happy to give a modified but not extensively tested 96.xx.xx driver a try, although i understand if NVidia probably doesn't want an untested driver to be 'released'.