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Wary "099", testing nVidia

November 17, 2010 — BarryK
I built Wary 099, testing the Video Upgrade Wizard on the PC that has an nVidia card.

It worked nicely, downloaded '' and it worked.

However, when I fired up Hardinfo and chose System information -> Display, the Hardinfo application froze and so did mouse and keyboard.

I am running in RAM only, so rebooted, this time I installed the DRI package first: ''.

So, I will post this message, then try Hardinfo again ...don't know if the mesa package will make any difference, we shall see.


Hardinfo works
Username: BarryK
Ah ha, this time running Hardinfo and choosing System information -> Display works! This is good. I will modify the Video Upgrade Wizard to recommend install the DRI (mesa) package first. To save space, I think that I will create 'mesa_cutdown_nvidia' and 'mesa_cutdown_ati' packages, as the full mesa PET package is 12MB, not so good for those on dialup.

PPM problems
Username: BarryK
"I have various problems with PPM and 'download_file'. Enough to keep me busy all day tomorrow!

Video Upgrade Wizard warning
Username: BarryK
"Ok, I have put a warning into the Video Upgrade Wizard to first install the mesa DRI package, before the nVidia/ATI/Intel upgrade.

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