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    Re: nVidia 304.116 (legacy driver for GeForce 6 and 7 series)

    Interesting!

    I got rid of the official driver -- a great joy, as usual. Then, I installed the edgers version.

    Everything went smoothly, until I tried to install 'nvidia-settings'. For some reason, apt-get *thought* I had an unmet dependency. It reported that it required 'screen-resolution-extra' >=0.12. The odd thing was... I already had 'screen-resolution-extra' 0.16 installed on this box. Go figure.

    After the umpteenth try, I was still getting a screen full of error messages, but somehow it magically worked.

    Code:
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ apt-cache policy nvidia-304
    nvidia-304:
      Installed: 304.116-0ubuntu1~xedgers~saucy1
      Candidate: 304.116-0ubuntu1~xedgers~saucy1
      Version table:
     *** 304.116-0ubuntu1~xedgers~saucy1 0
            500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu/ saucy/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         304.88-0ubuntu8 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ devel/restricted i386 Packages
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ 
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ apt-cache policy nvidia-settings
    nvidia-settings:
      Installed: 304.116-0ubuntu1~xedgers~saucy1
      Candidate: 304.116-0ubuntu1~xedgers~saucy1
      Version table:
     *** 304.116-0ubuntu1~xedgers~saucy1 0
            500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu/ saucy/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         304.88-0ubuntu2 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ devel/main i386 Packages
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ 
    vindsl@Zuul:~$ apt-cache policy screen-resolution-extra
    screen-resolution-extra:
      Installed: 0.16
      Candidate: 0.16
      Version table:
     *** 0.16 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ devel/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    vindsl@Zuul:~$
    Isn't testing fun?!?!?

    EDIT

    Whoops! Looks like I somehow snagged the Saucy version(s).

    Oh, well. Back to the inkwell...
    Last edited by VinDSL; November 9th, 2013 at 05:21 PM. Reason: Addendum
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