Maverick Alpha3 +nvidia-96 +updates

Goh Lip g.lip at
Sun Aug 15 15:47:46 UTC 2010

On 08/14/2010 12:36 AM, NoOp wrote:
> On 08/13/2010 09:21 AM, NoOp wrote:
>> On 08/11/2010 11:11 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:

>>> You are going to have to use nouveau for now, the proprietary
>>> nvidia-96 and nvidia-173 drivers do not work with xserver 1.9 and most
>>> likely will not until right before release. 256.44 that is in
>>> ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates does work for the GPU's it supports with
>>> IgnoreABI added to the serverflags section in your xorg.conf but the
>>> older releases don't. If you want accelerated 3D (for compiz) with
>>> nouveau you can install the libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental package if
>>> you are using the mesa 7.8 that is in maverick.
>>> is the proper
>>> place to report the problem, we can't do anything about it with the
>>> binary drivers.
>> So heads up.
> Gets worse:
>> From AaronP (the nVidia guy that helps/supports Ubuntu):
> <quote>
> Re: X server 1.9 crash with 173.14.27
> Prerelease and release candidate X servers are not officially supported.
> In addition, Keith just declared the ABI in the upcoming xserver 1.9
> series as frozen, so support will be coming soon in a future version of
> the current release series, but support in the legacy drivers is not
> considered a particularly high priority so don't expect it any time soon.
> </quote>

NoOp, hope you got it sorted out. See comment #28

Looks like many people got it cleared. You may have to go recovery mode 
to get to gdm then redo xorg.conf and also configure nvidia again.

Good luck - Goh Lip

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