[Wolves] Ubuntu/Kubuntu 6.06 issue?

Andy Wootton andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Thu Jul 6 00:24:39 BST 2006

Kevanf1 wrote:
> I'm guessing that it happened because my graphics card was not
> detected correctly automatically.  This does bother me at this point
> in time where Linux distro's are concerned.  Yes, I can go into a CLI
> and edit the x configuration files by hand.  I shouldn't really have
> to with a distro that is meant to be easy and is squarely aimed at
> enticing MS users into using Linux.  The card is not a weird and niche
> card at all.  It's an old but very common Nvidia MX4000 128mb card.
You should have mentioned the Nvidia card. Mine was working under the 
previous version with the Nvidia (free beer, closed source) drivers but 
the upgrade killed it. I was back to the CLI. I just had to do an 
apt-get install of the nvidia stuff again.

I appreciate that the Debian heritage may make the Ubuntu team a bit 
sniffy about closed source drivers but I agree that this is a potential 
PR disaster.

Woo (not at the LUG meeting due to leaving Nottingham at 7:15)

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