[ubuntu-uk] Non-default driver

Rowan rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 2 09:13:46 GMT 2009


Well, it's true one has to confirm the install by clicking an OK button, 
before the auto-updater starts installing anything at all, so I guess it 
follows that merely going online and downloading updates is harmless. I 
did, unfortunately, click OK to install on the first occasion, being an 
innocent Windoze user and totally unaware of this kind of issue.

I had hoped that DKMS would solve this for future occurrences. If not, 
then that is one more good argument for reverting to the default driver, 
I feel. I do not want to keep having to do all this, even though I can 
see that, once I have done it once, it will seem less daunting, and, 
possibly, eventually, seem no more than a trivial chore.
 
Alan Pope wrote:
> Morning,
>
> 2009/3/2 Rowan <rowan.berkeley at googlemail.com>:
>   
>> So you think it's worth using the non-default driver.
>>     
>
> I think it's worth using whatever driver works :)
>
>   
>> That means that I
>> must switch off auto-updates, after reinstalling the non-default driver,
>>     
>
> No, it doesn't as I understand it. They have provided a manual
> solution to "fix" the driver as and when it breaks after a system
> update, and the updates wont install (usually) until you confirm them
> to in update-manager, or manually update them yourself.
>
>   
>> and before going back online, and that I must install DKMS before
>> switching auto-updates back on,
>>     
>
> I'm not sure if DKMS would resolve this, it is worth having a look at
> the documentation for it though.
>
> Cheers,
> Al.
>
>   




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