NVIDIA drivers moved to the DVD images

Matthew East mdke at ubuntu.com
Sat Sep 6 15:43:37 BST 2008


On Sat, Sep 6, 2008 at 9:21 AM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> These drivers have never been installed in the live environment in Ubuntu.
> Until now, they have been provided as .debs on the desktop CD as a
> convenience.  Removing them simply means that they will need to be
> downloaded or installed from the DVD instead.

It would be good if the installer could do this automatically, rather
than the user having to figure out why the system isn't working and
using Hardware Drivers to fix it. That was one of the things that got
in my way when installing Ubuntu 8.04 on a machine with an Nvidia
chipset - when I logged in the desktop looked like it was broken
because of the low resolution. Opensuse seemed to get it right.

I understand that part of our message is to communicate to users when
they are using proprietary software, but I think that can probably be
achieved at the same time as making the user's life easier by
downloading the required driver during the installation process.

Matthew East
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