ubuntu-drivers-common 1: source package in Ubuntu


ubuntu-drivers-common (1: trusty-proposed; urgency=medium

  * UbuntuDrivers/detect.py, debian/tests/system, tests/ubuntu_drivers.py:
    - Do not autoinstall the broadcom driver. The open driver should be a
      better solution now (LP: #1306928), as the binary driver prevents
      a number of systems from using the wireless card.
    - Autoinstall linux-firmware-nonfree. This will help now that we no
      longer autoinstall Broadcom's binary driver.
    - Fix the relevant tests now that linux-firmware-nonfree has replaced
  * gpu-manager.c, tests/gpu-manager.py:
    - Ignore CRT displays when using PRIME. This works around systems whose
      BIOS provides a ghost output (LP: #1296020).
    - Check that we don't remove xorg.confs on 1st boot (as per the
      previous SRU).
    - Try harder when loading bbswitch (LP: #1310023). If loading bbswitch
      fails try with or without the "skip_optimus_dsm=1" option. Also, make
      sure that we trim dmi resources or matching will give us false
    - Switch to intel/SNA for optimus systems (LP: #1326257).
    - Make sure to unload nvidia-uvm or nvidia won't be
    - Make sure to walk properly the /dev/dri dir. This
      prevents the program from stopping when, for example
      /dev/dri/card1 is available while /dev/dri/card0 is
 -- Alberto Milone <email address hidden>   Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:20:28 +0200

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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.

fglrx-pxpress: transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common

 This is a transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common. You can remove it
 after upgrading.

nvidia-common: transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common

 This is a transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common. You can remove it
 after upgrading.

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
    HARDWARE_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.