Originally Posted by AaronP
I can't promise that.
I agree with PenguinPower, that's quite an ouch!
One last 96xx driver that works with the current Ubuntu (a LTS release) would get you a looooong way in terms of mindshare. You could declare both 96xx and 173xx as EOL after that, we are after all talking about 10+ year-old hardware, but just one more release that works with current LTS distributions.