“ubuntu-drivers-common” 1:0.2.71 source package in Ubuntu
ubuntu-drivers-common (1:0.2.71) quantal; urgency=low * tests/ubuntu_drivers.py: When calling PackageKit, retry up to 5 seconds on o.f.d.Error.ServiceUnknown, so that this also works reliably on our slow ARM builders. (LP: #1061748) -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:25:30 +0200
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Binary packages built by this source
- dh-modaliases: debhelper extension for scanning kernel module aliases
dh_modaliases is useful for packages that ship third-party kernel modules,
either in binary form, or as sources (with e. g. DKMS). It extracts the
modules' modaliases from either the compile .ko files themselves (for packages
which ship them in compiled form, using modinfo), or from a package file
This enables software which is looking for missing driver packages (such as
Jockey or the operating system installer) to identify which package(s) will
provide a driver for a piece of hardware, identified by its modalias.
- nvidia-common: transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common
This is a transitional package for ubuntu-
drivers- common. You can remove it
- ubuntu-drivers-common: Detect and install additional Ubuntu driver packages
This package aggregates and abstracts Ubuntu specific logic and knowledge
about third-party driver packages. It provides:
- a Python API for detecting driver packages for a particular piece of
hardware or the whole system.
- an "ubuntu-drivers" command line tool to list or install driver packages
(mostly for integration in installers).
- a PackageKit plugin for WhatProvides() for types MODALIAS and
DRIVER, to do the same queries as above through the PackageKit API
(for using in non-distro specific GUIs). This works with aptdaemon's
PackageKit compatibility layer (python3-
aptdaemon. pkcompat) and with
PackageKit's apt backend, but _not_ with the PackageKit aptcc backend.
- some NVidia specific support code to find the most appropriate driver
version, as well as setting up the alternatives symlinks that the
proprietary NVidia and FGLRX packages use.