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theTOman
December 16th, 2008, 07:29 PM
From 2-6-24.22 to 2-6-24.23 on 8.04.1, a LTS version!!!

(yes, a Long Time Support version - one that is suppose to be STABLE!)

Trouble... AGAIN!

This time, the nvidia driver is GONE!

I am really getting upset at these updates - WHY? WHY???

WHY are they pushing updates that mess-up a perfectly working system?

I am considering disabling updates FOREVER - I am fed-up with having to fight - with 3 machines - every time there is a kernel update...

Will anyone petition with me to send Ubuntu a request to STOP pushing kernel updates that break systems?

thomasaaron
December 16th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Since we're corresponding via email on this one, I'll stick to providing email support. As your question here seems to be...


Will anyone petition with me to send Ubuntu a request to STOP pushing kernel updates that break systems?

jdb
December 16th, 2008, 07:54 PM
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Will anyone petition with me to send Ubuntu a request to STOP pushing kernel updates that break systems?[/QUOTE]

I have those kind of problems with the Daru2.
They pushed a kernel that broke power management.

I'd sign that petition.

jdb

albinootje
December 16th, 2008, 08:25 PM
From 2-6-24.22 to 2-6-24.23 on 8.04.1, a LTS version!!!

(yes, a Long Time Support version - one that is suppose to be STABLE!)

Trouble... AGAIN!

This time, the nvidia driver is GONE!



Will anyone petition with me to send Ubuntu a request to STOP pushing kernel updates that break systems?

You might as well :

1) start a petition asking Nvidia company to open source their drivers with a license that is compatible with GPL, and therefore can be included with a kernel-release.

2) sudo apt-get install dkms
and see whether that helps

theTOman
December 17th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Now, the strange thing is that I have 8.04 on two other machines: A Pangolin and a desktop (Acer). And the kernel updates never popped-up! So I went in Update Manager, forced a "Check"... No updates whatsoever!

Is it possible that the update was faulty and that they pulled it off as soon as they realized it...??

albinootje
December 17th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Now, the strange thing is that I have 8.04 on two other machines: A Pangolin and a desktop (Acer). And the kernel updates never popped-up! So I went in Update Manager, forced a "Check"... No updates whatsoever!

Just wondering. Did you use a 8.04 or 8.04.1 installation cdrom ?
http://releases.ubuntu.com/

theTOman
December 17th, 2008, 03:58 PM
It seems very likely that this was a Canonical error...

There was another kernel update this morning... Same kernel too! But now, along with it, the "backports", the nvidia-glx-new, etc...

I applied it, rebooted and TADADA! It's fine!

I guess Canonical pushed the new kernel too soon yesterday morning and removed it as soon as they realized it. Because, yesterday evening, I checked for updates, both on my wife's Pangolin and on my Acer desktop (both running 8.04) and there was NO updates (and I did force a "Check" in the Update Manager to make sure...)

So, anyways, it's all good now. Thanks for putting up with my whining!

Have a great Holiday Season, Ubuntu Brothers & Sisters!!!