[ubuntu-x] -nouveau now set as the default driver for Nvidia hardware

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 09:40:58 GMT 2010

2010/2/19 Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com>:
> To achieve this, we are using nouveau code backported from the 2.6.33
> kernel via the linux-backports-modules package, as the 2.6.32 did not
> have usable nouveau KMS code.  We are still evaluating and experimenting
> with how best to integrate and support this code, so may make some
> further adjustments in coming weeks.

So it's known that 20100219.1 images boot from the CD with Nouveau,
but after installation it's VESA until one manually installs
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau which pulls the needed bits? Or I simply
tested during this transition phase and nouveau should also get
installed in the future images?

Great functionality anyway with a chipset that didn't yet have test
results in the wiki.


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