Is nouveau default nvidia driver?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Apr 8 01:01:39 UTC 2012

On 04/07/2012 08:48 PM, Art Edwards wrote:
> On 04/06/2012 02:36 AM, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>> Art Edwards wrote:
>>> This was a dist-upgrade from maverick to natty. I should point out
>>> that nouveau rendered the system unusable for the better part of a
>>> day, on a day I couldn't afford to lose. When I finally was able to
>>> diagnose the problem, I was able to re-install the nvidia driver
>>> without removing any other packages. Given the  persistent bugs in
>>> nouveau, perhaps the system should fall back to the nv driver.
>> That does sound sensible. Have you filed a bug? Seriously, please do -
>> the only way these problems get fixed is if the people experiencing
>> them report them. If there's already a bug reported, subscribe to it.
>> That bumps it slightly up the priorities list. Bugs with more
>> people marked as affected get more attention.
>> I'd leave out the bit about it being a day you couldn't afford to lose,
>> though - just keep any report down to what happened, and what you
>> expected to happen.
>> Thanks!
> Agreed. It will probably go up this Tuesday night-- fighting deadlines.
> However, at some point it might be good to have a conversation, in
> whatever the appropriate venue, about how decisions in ubuntu should be
> effected by the maturity of Linux, and by the overall expectations from
> users. I have used linux since 1997, when I finally heard about it. For
> many years, I was unshaken by its DIY features. Now, however, I'd rather
> spend my time doing physics than chasing bugs. At some point this
> expectation has to be important because the target audience is, I think,
> production users.

Good luck, Art. I'm seeing blue hues to skin tone with mp4s. The fix is 
supposed to be a lot of roll-your-own and after an hour of doing that, I 
still have blue skin tones. Someone just shoot me. And, I've been around 
long time. A newbie would just chuck it in and pay the World's Richest 
White Guy more money.

I do not want Gary Numan all blue on playback. It washes out his 
mascara. <chuckles hugely> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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