View Full Version : [ubuntu] Nvidia-glx-new update has no change log

July 7th, 2009, 02:01 AM
To be more accurate in the update manager the "Nvidia-glx-new" update has no description of the changes provided by this update. In the "Changes" section it says simply "The list of changes is not available".

It has maintained this notification for several days now and is the second time this has happened (that is, the last time that this same package wanted to be updated it gave no indication what was to be expected from the update and provided the same Change message). The last time I refused to install it until it became a Security Update, at this point I felt that I had no viable option but to install something on my machine that I had no idea what it was suppose to do.

So I am wondering if this is something that can be corrected? Is this the result of proprietary software, and so I am left at the mercy of Nvidia? Or is there something else I have not considered? I have looked through the forums and google and have found almost nothing; though this issue was raised by someone else the last time this happened but with no resolution as to what the problem was-since most people had already updated and apparently didn't notice this.

Are others seeing the same thing? If it matters I am running a generic 64-bit 8.04 (hardy).

Thanks for any ideas.

July 7th, 2009, 06:13 AM
I'm also running 64-bit hardy and have held off on installing the updated nvidia-glx-new because, like you, I don't know what I'm changing. The nvidia driver is one of the few things on my box that does not have a clean "just works" history, so I'm reluctant to fix something that's not necessarily broken.