ubuntu-drivers-common 1: source package in Ubuntu


ubuntu-drivers-common (1: bionic; urgency=medium

  [ Alberto Milone ]
  * UbuntuDrivers/detect.py,
    - Provide DKMS fallback for the "install --gpgpu" case
      when no linux-modules-nvidia are available for the driver
      and for a specific kernel (LP: #1843796).
      We have new tests to cover this scenario now.
    - Show provider of kernel modules in list --gpgpu
    - Fix linux metapackage detection.
      This was meant to be driven by the latest kernel version
      But it was only partially implemented.
      Complete the implementation and update the relevant tests.
    - Make sure to install the linux-modules-nvidia package for the
      kernel flavour in use, when passing the --gpgpu argument, so
      that we can deliver a working NVIDIA installation, provided
      that the EULA was accepted.

  [ Jean-Baptiste Lallement ]
  * ubuntu-drivers,
    - Add a --free-only parameter, so as to allow installing only the
     available free drivers. This is a backport of only the
     ubuntu-drivers-common specific part of LP: #1819207, since
     it is tied to the rest of the changes to the test suite.
    - Add support for testing against a fake archive with free and
      non-free components.
    - Add static code checker.
  * debian/control:
    - Add pycodestyle and pyflake8 to build depends.

 -- Alberto Milone <email address hidden>  Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:34:56 +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).
  - 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.

ubuntu-drivers-common-dbgsym: debug symbols for ubuntu-drivers-common