k5di at zianet.com
Wed Oct 29 23:36:45 UTC 2008
Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 16:43 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> The 71 and 96 series of proprietary nVidia drivers, as provided by the
>> nvidia-glx-legacy and nvidia-glx packages in Ubuntu 8.04, are not
>> compatible with the X.Org included in Ubuntu 8.10.
> Which should only matter for the cards that are not supported by the
> newer (and presumably better) drivers in Intrepid.
>> Unless you know more than I do it seems my computer and thousands others
>> will not be able to use Intrepid.
> They should be able to use the free nv driver, and in fact it should be
> chosen automatically at installation time. And, according to the release
> notes, upgrades from Hardy (if the computer has one of the affected
> cards) are transitioned to use nv automatically.
> The only thing that should be lost by this transition is 3D
> It seems that this has not worked for you for some reason.
>> Very sad.
> Yeah, well, complain to Nvidia. That's the deal with proprietary
> drivers, sooner or later the vendor wants to sell you a new card. Same
> as in Windows.
I know about nv. It gives me an off center 800x400 image lacking in
any detail and one I have been able to improve in Hardy and Gutsy. Not
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
PGP 4208 4D6E 595F 22B9 FF1C ECB6 4A3C 2C54 FE23 53A7
More information about the ubuntu-users