nouveau and nvidia

Users of Precise 5.6 have been reporting a bit of an issue after installing the proprietary NVIDIA Xorg driver.

It works ok, but the Xorg Wizard doesn't handle it very gracefully. There are a couple of problems:

1.
The Wizard only offered nouveau, vesa and modesetting after the proprietary NVIDIA driver had been installed (under certain circumstances).

2.
The proprietary installer offers to create /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf, but this can conflict with the pre-existing /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau.conf.

Number 1 is fixed, Woof commit:
http://bkhome.org/fossil/woof2.cgi/info/a0bd2bce27

Number 2 is fixed, Woof commit:
http://bkhome.org/fossil/woof2.cgi/info/5b350906e7

The second commit actually deletes /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf.

If anyone wantS to test the latest /usr/sbin/xorgwizard-cli, grab it from here (there is a download button after anonymous login):
http://bkhome.org/fossil/woof2.cgi/artifact/ebc28c25ebeab738a9b600a296b7ff6c46dc06a0


Posted on 23 May 2013, 22:13


Comments:

Posted on 24 May 2013, 13:21 by Raffy
Cedarview Graphics
Am on trip now so have limited opportunity for testing, but Cedarview graphics in Intel N* netbook stubbornly refuses Xorg in Precise 5.6. (What I know is that Micko has already compiled the driver for Slacko 5.5.)


Posted on 24 May 2013, 15:32 by rodin.s
GMA500
It was reported on Russian forum (with regret) that GMA500 doesn't work with Precise-5.6. It works with Slacko-5.5-PAE and Pemasu's Upup Precise. I guess the driver is available only in later kernels. (It doesn't work with 4G version of Slacko either).


Posted on 24 May 2013, 16:10 by rodin.s
Russian Langpack2
Little update. Added translations: Create JWM Theme and Pwallpaper.
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