mick sharpe wrote:
> Well I am using 9.10 and its cleared a lot of problems, only one new issue
> is with my laptop 2 years old with intel graphics randomly crashes, mind you
> so does mandriva, fedora etc. Intel driver in 8.10-9.04 just got worse with
> each version.
Sounds like the same way nVidia drivers are going.
I'm aiming for 9.10, just downloading the ISO now to see if it boots.
> Couldnt handle compiz, now its a dream, makes my vista loving workmates
> drewl everytime i flick the cube complete with reflections :-)
This desktop is much older so I'll pass on that.
More weirdness...I dug out an old backup and had a look at the xorg.conf
and /etc/modules.d (those from the working 8.04 system). Dammit but the
xorg.conf said "nvidia", not "nv", so I must have been using the
non-free driver after all (assuming that the docs are right and that
"nv" *is* the OSS version). And the "nvidia" driver is apparently the
one that the xorg shipped with 8.10 *cannot* support.
However, as I have purged aptitude of all packages containing the string
"nvidia" I now don't know which ones to put back.
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