Intrepid Blues

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Wed Oct 29 22:45:37 GMT 2008


steve wrote:
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>> Karl Larsen wrote:
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>>> Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
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>>>> Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com>  said:
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>>>>>     Does anyone know if the Intrepid servers have any nVidia
>>>>> software? Where do you look? I seem to have a nVidia control panel
>>>>> but it doesn't seem to do anything. What do you need to do with that?
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>>>> I'd like to help, Karl, but Intrepid set up my nVidia GeForce 7600 GS
>>>> without any effort on my part.  Someone suggested envyng.  It did help
>>>> me on my 8.04 installation.  Maybe it could help you, too.
>>>>
>>>> Oh, check under <System><Administration><Hardware Drivers> first. 
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>>     On my rc version of Intrepid with 130 Updates this exists but is 
>> broken like this:
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>> 1. You go to Hardware Drivers and there is nothing to help you with 
>> which one to use. There are 4 driver packages offered and I tried the 
>> one recommended for some reason I think 177...
>>
>> 2. Sign in as root and the big square panel gets a small panel in the 
>> middle that has 0% shown to begin. And it stays at 0% while the download 
>> is happening. I can see the Internet is busy and the hard drive is 
>> getting written to. But the panel stays at 0%.
>>
>> 3. Then the panel disappears and the big panel wants you to start the 
>> nVidia driver. I clicked but no luck. It is broken.
>>
>> 4. So the Intrepid rc with 130 Updates is still not able to support a 
>> nVidia computer.
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>> Karl
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>>>>  It
>>>> holds the installation protocols for the nVidia drivers, AFAICT.
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>>>> Cybe R. Wizard
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>>>     I will look. It does hold mine for Hardy.
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>>> Karl
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> did you try any of the other 3 drivers, I had 2 different atheros
> drivers in "hardware drivers" I know not the same thing but..., one
> worked and the other did not.  If none of the nvidia drivers work, I
> would go for envy.
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    It appears that Intrepid will never work with my computer. The 
release notes say the needed drivers are not available.

Karl


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