Michael Sharpe wrote:
> nv is the default oss driver
> nvidia is the commercial driver from the chipset designers.
That was my understanding.
> However afaik doesn't the commercial package want you to be in single
> user mode normally otherwise it complains about it?
The other way around; if you try to run it in single-user mode it warns
that the devd [?] daemon is inoperative in single-user mode so it might
> 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
> happy :-)
>> One thing though is there a legacy driver in the os edition the nv
> driver the way there is in the nvidia packages?
I have no idea. They claim so, I guess, because the docs said that if
your nVidia card wasn't supported (as mine isn't) then they would
automatically install the OSS driver instead. So presumably that driver
is supposed to be in the distro. However, I was doing this online, so I
just downloaded and burned the 8.10 .iso and I can't see anything
obvious in there. But I don't really know what I would be looking for:
> 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?
No, but any I added were specific to a single piece of 3rd party
software, not liable to be confused with any of the Ubuntu extras.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!