SOME THINGS ARE MAKING ME WISH I NEVER MOVED FROM UBUNTU >_<

  • sonictwin
Posted: Mon, 08/04/2008 - 13:26
I'm using 2.1. First of all there was this problem upon post install. Got past that. Next on my list was NVIDIA drivers. Nothing worked, except the official NVIDIA drivers (and that's what i used in ubuntu) It works perfectly. However, the problem is sometimes if I reboot or log out of X, it fails to detect a screen the next time. I think the nvidia drivers got installed on accident from apt-get. How do I check what is already installed via apt-get? It obviously doesn't work and luckily the official Nvidia driver can over-ride this. But I've had to run the driver installer like 15 times in the past week! I just want it to stay! Minus, this and the fact that Flash plugin BARELY works [and when it does its a grey box, and it cuts out when i open a new tab] I am VERY pleased with 64Studio. Rock solid real-time kernel here :) Which is WHY i moved. Oh and I can't use my ipod nano 3g with amarok ... at least not until i figure out how to upgrade from 1.4.4 to 1.4.8 amarok/ipod requirements :[ I used to use debian, a long time ago, and while I do understand its simplicity, it just might be a bit too vanilla for me. I want chocolate swirls and sprinkles. XD I know, I know, I CAN have that, but I have to do it myself. And that's fine, thats why I use linux. Can someone give me some pointers? Do i just change my repositories to unstable or beta? i'm not sure, I don't want to break any dependencies. Help? Before I switch back to Ubuntu, or better yet, go back to Slack and make my own RT kernel (again) :P

Bells and whistles

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 08/04/2008 - 18:48
Yes, it is nearly time for the big leap to lenny based debian. When this happens, we can expect the same stability with much newer base packages. Hardware compatibility problems (like the nvidia issue) should be ironed out - or close to. The main reason for not moving to lenny yet, is that some of the audio packages are still buggy and is being sorted out. Just wait a little while longer... Cheers,