[Klug-general] Something for the weekend

Karl Lattimer karl at nncc.info
Sun Aug 13 17:05:23 BST 2006

On Sun, 2006-08-13 at 10:39 +0100, Dan Attwood wrote:
> thers's four way of installing nvidia drivers on Ubuntu that I know of;
> the ubuntu guide gives;
> sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common
> sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
> thers there's
> Easy ubuntu and Automatix
> both of which are gui based tools that install graphics drivers and
> other non-free stuuf like codecs
> Finally theres the 'envy' script available at
> http://www.albertomilone.eu/europeo/nvidia_scripts1.html
> Perssonally i've had more success with this script then anything else
> - the guy posts as tselliot in the ubuntu forums and if generally
> accepted as the expert on nividia cards.
> I have no experience with ATI (AMD) cards
> ubuntu xgl instructions can be found here;
> http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper#How_to_install_Xgl.2FCompiz_.28Nvidia.29
> and my god does it need to be easyier (and not lock up)

Thanks for your help, You may or may not have noticed I'm going through
the motions for all composite managers so when Aiglx/Xgl are ready for
public consumption it should remain supportable (possibly with some
gconf changes).

I've done most of the gconf hookups now, and boy is it tedious.
Hopefully it'll be ready to use by the end of the day ;)

I will be releasing it at some point for packagers to attack. This isn't
something I'm planning on actively maintaining so if someone wants a
project to jump on this is up in the air.


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