Call for testing on NVIDIA hardware on Karmic
superm1 at ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 15 21:34:39 BST 2009
As some people might be aware, very recent NVIDIA hardware has been unable
to boot Karmic live disks. I've discovered the root cause of this problem
and written a patch as a band-aid. Upstream isn't keen upon fixing it with
the band-aid, but wants to make architectural changes to the X server
instead. We will intend on carrying the band-aid patch until those
architectural changes are fleshed out and arrive in a newer X release (LL or
I'd like if I can get some feedback on the patch though from people with
NVIDIA hardware before uploading it to the archive as a preventative measure
not to make things worse.
So if you've got NVIDIA hardware (either that did or didn't work with
karmic), please follow these steps:
1. Download a recent i386 live CD, ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu, mythbuntu,
whatever you want.
2. Boot said live cd
3. Switch to VT1
4. If gdm/kdm started successfully, stop them.
5. Install this deb:
6. Either startx/restart gdm/restart kdm
7. Take note whether X started and report back to
to this ML post
Hopefully this should get more people with NVIDIA hardware to boot up to X,
without causing anyone to* lose* the ability to boot X.
superm1 at gmail.com
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