[ubuntu-za] Unity 2D and graphics drivers
mazal.wikus at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 17:59:41 UTC 2012
Ok so let me ask this , if a live cd boots and works ,
will the install also work ?
Would this be a sure way to know if an ubuntu version will work ?
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On 06/11/2012 18:58, Lee Sharp wrote:
> On 11/06/2012 10:44 AM, Wikus wrote:
>> On 06/11/2012 18:18, Lee Sharp wrote:
>>> On 11/06/2012 09:58 AM, Wikus wrote:
>>>> Charl ,
>>>> So if I understand correctly , Ubuntu will do software rendering until
>>>> you install your graphics driver ?
>>>> IE , one will at least be able to install it and get the drivers
>>>> installed and it won't just bomb out
>>>> on install ?
>>> Unless you have a card not supported by the built in graphics
>>> drivers... Then with no alt-install, you have no way to get anything
>>> Well, you can install ubuntu server, then "apt-get install
>>> ubuntu-desktop" and the hardware drivers, and just deal with the
>>> server kernel...
>>> Yes, they are loosing the plot.
>> Ag no that's terrible.
>> So I have latest proper hardware , but won't be able to install the new
>> Ubuntu versions.
>> It's decisions like this that is killing this OS
> Yes. I have a Nvidia 550Ti which is not supported in 10.04 out of the
> box. I needed the xswat ppa to get anything. (It will not even do
> vesa correctly) Without an alt-install, the only way to get my system
> going would be to use a temporary video card... Not exactly user
> friendly... Now, of course it works with 12.04 out of the box. And I
> am sure Nvidia will not make any new and unsupported cards again...
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