Wednesday, October 31, 2007

NVIDIA drivers when upgrading from Feisty to Gutsy

This mysteriously stuffed up on my system. The key, it turned out, is that there is a new package name for the nvidia drivers. The old package is not replaced during the upgrade, nor does it totally fail. It just doesn't work right.

The key is to turn off the proprietary driver, then turn it on again. This will trigger the de-installation of the old proprietary driver and the installation of the new package.