[SRU req.] nvidia driver detection broken

Bug #271655 reported by Andreas Wenning on 2008-09-18
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kde-guidance (Ubuntu)
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Hardy
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: kde-guidance

This is a minimal impact SRU, having no impact to any users not using / wishing to use proprietary nvidia drivers. In total the patch changes 1 line of code.

kde-guidance (displayconfig) uses the existence of certain driver files to detect if the proprietary driver files are installed. One of the files used for detection of the nvidia driver is moved in all recent packages, leading to failed detection.

The libglx.so has been moved from /usr/lib/xorg/modules/ to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/

All the nvidia packages has this file in it's new location:
nvidia-glx
nvidia-glx-envy
nvidia-glx-legacy
nvidia-glx-legacy-envy
nvidia-glx-new
nvidia-glx-new-envy

Regression potential: None, as no packages in hardy has the file in it's old collection.

kde-guidance has been removed from intrepid, so not applicaple to be fixed there.

Attached debdiff for the version currently in hardy-updates fixes this.

Test case: If you have proprietary nvidia drivers installed, and a nvidia card listed as working with proprietary drivers it should be possible to choose them in displayconfig.

Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: nobody → andreas-wenning
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: andreas-wenning → nobody
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

No kde-guidance in Intrepid, so the bug is Invalid for the development release.

Changed in kde-guidance:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
assignee: nobody → kitterman
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Uploaded to hardy-proposed for testing.

Changed in kde-guidance:
assignee: kitterman → nobody
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

Accepted into hardy-proposed, please test.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Any testers?

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

I've reproduced this issue with the version of guidance-backends in hardy-updates, 0.8.0svn20080103-0ubuntu16.1, and can confirm that the guidance-backends in hardy-proposed, version 0.8.0svn20080103-0ubuntu16.2, addresses the issue. Marking verification done.

(BTW, it's helpful to subscribe the sru-verification team to bugs that need verification. Thanks.)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kde-guidance - 0.8.0svn20080103-0ubuntu16.2

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kde-guidance (0.8.0svn20080103-0ubuntu16.2) hardy-proposed; urgency=low

  * kubuntu_35_displayconfig_detect_nvidia_driver.patch:
    - Detect proprietary driver 'nvidia' again as some of the nvidia
      driver files used for detection has been moved. (LP: #271655)

 -- Andreas Wenning <email address hidden> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:24:31 +0200

Changed in kde-guidance:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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