I recently installed the nvidia-346 driver from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa because prior versions of the nvidia driver in the official repositories were not compatible with my Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 graphics card.

I was about to update my packages today when I noticed certain packages that were about to be upgraded:

dpkg intel-gpu-tools libdpkg-perl libdrm-intel1 libdrm-nouveau2
  libdrm-radeon1 libdrm2 libwayland-client0 libwayland-cursor0
  libwayland-server0 steam-launcher

Several of these packages seem to have something to do with graphics rendering and I'm very worried about libdrm-nouveau2 library. Will updating any of these packages override the proprietary driver or the blacklisting of the nouveau driver?

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You very probably also have an Intel card on-board and these are Intel upgrades (which xorg-edgers provides too)

I've applied them as I'm running Hybrid Intel-NVidia and had no ill effects, but as you're running on nVidia drivers only, these drivers are only being installed because they're there already!

That being said: take a system backup first (you've just been promoted to user type 4) and afterwards apply these upgrades. If anything goes wrong, just restore the system backup and hold those packages at their current level. (thought that's highly unlikely as you're running pure nVidia)

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    But the thing is, I'm not running in hybrid intel-nvidia mode. I'm not running an integrated graphics card. This is a desktop--I'm using the Nvidia GTX Geforce 970. The update did install without an issue though. Apr 14, 2015 at 18:49
  • Answer adjusted to your use-case. Please don't forget to accept the answer as valid so that the next user can benefit from your question too! ;-)
    – Fabby
    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:12

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