[ubuntu-uk] [marketing] Intrepid 8.10 Kubuntu - disaster

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Sat Nov 8 18:11:37 GMT 2008

That could be right, Alan... I'm not sure what my friend has done
exactly, but what's happened is that on bootup nvidia fails to load
and if we select the restricted driver the machine won't boot... it
won't even go into x at all.  We then have to do a dpkg-reconfigure to
reset the graphics to the defaults.

If I Google for nvidia and intrepid I get many sob stories and I don't
have the time to spend my entire life helping him as I need to also
work, so for the moment he's got no graphics accelleration etc. BUT at
least he has what is - effectively - a working Intrepid install for
most things.  If he wants Google Earth then he's out of luck - but if
he wants shell, word processor, e-mail or whatever he'll be fine!


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