nv is the default oss driver
nvidia is the commercial driver from the chipset designers.
However afaik doesn't the commercial package want you to be in single
user mode normally otherwise it complains about it?
I have used 8.04,8.10 and 9.04 on nvidia chipsets old integrated 6100
m/board. It identified the chip as a geforce 4x but it worked so I was
One thing though is there a legacy driver in the os edition the nv
driver the way there is in the nvidia packages?
Also this happened to me in the past too where strange things would
happen with extra repos added, did you disable them before u/g?
I have since got rid of that pc and now on laptop with intel 815
graphics which crashes horrendously under the new kernel! My netbook
runs a dream though!!
Hope this helps :-)
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On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 15:35 +0000, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
> Peter Flynn wrote:
> > I did download the updated nVidia driver package from nvidia.com, but
> > it won't execute in single-user mode because some of the system
> > daemons won't execute in that mode. In any case, I don't really want
> > them: I want the existing (OSS) nv driver, which I already know works.
> > I did manage to purge aptitude of all packages containing .*nvidia.*
> > (and their dependencies) so I believe I am now untainted, but before I
> > try to locate and manually install the linux-headers, build-essential,
> > etc .debs, has anyone any bright suggestions about how to coerce the
> > system into loading the nv driver? The problem is that I don't know
> > what it's called, or where it lives, or what to put in /etc/modload.d
> > to make it load at boot time.
>> Hi Peter,
>> I presume you can edit xorg.conf? If you can, change the driver entry
> there. IIRC "nv" is nvidia's own driver and "nvidia" is the OSS one.
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