Grub changes

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Oct 29 23:48:36 GMT 2008


Rashkae wrote:

> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>   
>>     In the release notes it says:
>> 
>> 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.
>> 
>>     This means the nVidia drivers that work so well in Gutsy and Hardy
>> are NOT AVAILABLE in Intrepid.
>> 
>> Unless you know more than I do it seems my computer and thousands others
>> will not be able to use Intrepid.
>> 
> 
> That's the legacy driver, only for Geforce 1 and Geforce2 graphic cards
> (I can't tell you off the top of my head how old those are, but they are
> quite old).
> 
> Even without the legacy driver, Xorg should still be able to drive those
> cards reasonably well with the open source 2d driver.

And, as I'm getting tired of pointing out, you _don't_ have to use the new
kernel.  If your old kernel is working, and the new one isn't, the install
always leaves the previous kernel installed anyway.  So boot into that, and
then see how you like the new Ubuntu...
-- 
derek





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