Restricted Hardware Drivers Available Window Doesn't Show Full Version Number

Bug #403480 reported by Jags Desai
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jockey (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

In case of Nvidia 5200 series, Jockey/ restricted hardware drivers available window list just "version 173" instead of "version 173.14.16".

There's only way to find full version number out is by install the driver and keep looking for version number at the system reboot.

But by that time is too late as Nvidia 173.14.16 renders Karmic Alpha 3 installation unusable.

Possible solutions:
(1) To offer the restricted hardware drivers ONLY if the drivers are for the installed kernel (2.6.31-3 in this case) and not gonna render the system unusable.
(2) Show the full version number so user can decide whether to install the restricted driver or keep using the system without installing restricted hardware drivers (at least this way system will be usable).

Thanks.

BTW the latest drivers available at Nvidia is 173.14.20 ( ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/173.14.20/ : released on June-27, '09)

Adil Arif (adisari06)
affects: ubuntu → jockey (Ubuntu)
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