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Old 03-28-07, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Clarification about 96xx "legacy" drivers

Hello, I'm currently an Ubuntu user trying out the Feisty beta. I have had some trouble due to the 97xx series drivers no longer supporting my GeForce4 card. You can read some of the discussion here:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source....20/+bug/96430

The Ubuntu team seems to think that the 96xx series has been abandoned, while several users (myself included) believe that it will be supported at the same level as the 71xx series. No one from Ubuntu appears to be trying to get an official word on this, so I thought I'd just ask here.

What is the plan for the 96xx drivers? Will they be supported as another "legacy" branch, or are they an unsupported old version? Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 03-28-07, 11:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Clarification about 96xx "legacy" drivers

I'm not aware of anyone representing Ubuntu contacting NVIDIA to get an official statement on driver support, so I'm not sure why they think that anything is unsupported. Please have them email linux-bugs@nvidia.com.

Neither the 1.0-71xx nor the 1.0-96xx legacy driver branches have been abandoned, nor are they unsupported. They are both legacy driver branches which will receive critical bug fixes and Linux kernel & Xorg compatibility updates as needed. This has been the policy for 1.0-71xx legacy for quite some time, and no one from Ubuntu voiced any concerns to NVIDIA.
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Old 03-28-07, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it. I'll post a link to this in the Ubuntu bug report.
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Old 03-28-07, 08:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: Clarification about 96xx "legacy" drivers

in that case could you please update
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
to list both legacy drivers? Currently there is a gap where GF3-GF4 users are sol.
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Old 03-28-07, 09:41 PM   #5
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That page will be updated to better explain the current situation, however all the drivers are still available regardless.
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