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

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Sat Feb 20 18:27:29 GMT 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 11:40:58AM +0200, Timo Jyrinki wrote:
> 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?

Hmm, I would think that it would have worked with the 219 image, but
you're the first I've heard from that has tried this, and there well
could be a bug.
> Great functionality anyway with a chipset that didn't yet have test
> results in the wiki.

Great, thanks for testing.


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