Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to 7.04 Fiesty

Collins Richey crichey
Fri Mar 30 18:35:13 PDT 2007

On 3/30/07, Kurt Wall <kwall at kurtwerks.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 March 2007 22:04, Collins Richey wrote:
> > I'm not populist, just somewhat lazy, and Ubuntu (always the Kubuntu
> > and Xubuntu variety) always works for me. I have a relatively new
> > nVidia-based desktop and an old Thinkpad R51, and Ubuntu 7.04 works
> > like a charm on both systems.
> I did a quick search and didn't find a 7.04 binary package of NVIDIA's
> drivers. Is there one yet?

Ubuntu splits them up considerably. there is nvidia... If you install
nvidia-glx, ubuntu drags in all the modules necessary to make it work.
I've been on 7.04 for months now and few problems with my nVidia card.
The only problem came up recently when the nVidia module support came
out a day or two later than a new kernel release.

The current nvidia-glx is at 9755 level and the kernel-module at
20051028 level. Unless Ubuntu habits have changed, I'm sure that's not
the current nVidia level.

Nevertheless, it works great for me with about 2000fps from glxgears.
And, joy of joys, the idiots in debian/ubuntu land have given up on
their non-starter idea of modifying the glxgears code to suppress the
fps measure without a magic incantation. Now glxgears works the same
as on any other distro.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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