8.10 and the GeForce 6100 NVIDIA

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Nov 5 23:49:18 GMT 2008


On 11/05/2008 03:35 PM, Karl Larsen wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 11/05/2008 02:45 PM, Karl Larsen wrote:
>>   
>>>     This is an update. I fixed my 8.10 xorg file today and got it back 
>>> up in the poor X windows possible with the Ubuntu "nv" driver. I then 
>>> started "update-manager" which with help d/l 21 updates. I hoped that 
>>> would fix it.
>>>
>>>     Alas it didn't fix anything I could see. I installed the Ubuntu 173 
>>> driver and this time it seemed to work properly. But when I rebooted it 
>>> came up with the same black screen with a white narrow line across the top.
>>>
>>>     Had to use Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to a place I can reboot, and I did. So 
>>> Intrepid is still dead in the water if your using a NVIDIA GeForce 6100 
>>> video hardware. Will check it one more time in about a month.
>>>
>>> Karl
>>>
>>>     
>>
>> Perhaps https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/251107
>> will resolve your version?
>>
>>
>>   
>     I read the whole bug report which is quite long and full of words of 
> hate and frustration. Some day I will learn to write to a bug report so 
> I can add my story of hate and anger. But in answer to your Question no, 
> there is no fix yet.
> 
>     What is not said and needs to be said is this:
> 
>     Ubuntu got the NVIDIA drivers right for versions Gutsy and Hardy. 
> Then came alone Intrepid and it supports some but not all NVIDIA 
> hardware. This is a real Ubuntu problem. To say your waiting for new 
> driver software from NVIDIA is, I am sorry to say a lie. Why does it 
> work on Hardy????
> 
> 
> Karl
> 
> 

Well, I do think that you have to consider that the drivers are provided
by nVidia. So I'd vent your frustration with nVidia rather than Ubuntu
in this case...





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