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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by soro2005 View Post
    Be warned that the proprietary nvidia driver is making problems for many in Precise.
    Thanks. I have have generic Intel, so it should be okay.
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by soro2005 View Post
    Be warned that the proprietary nvidia driver is making problems for many in Precise.
    Precisely, I do hope this is emphasized in the release notes.
    As it appears that this is not going to be corrected until after release.
    I could be wrong, but I am not seeing anything in proposed updates that addresses this issue.
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by soro2005 View Post
    Be warned that the proprietary nvidia driver is making problems for many in Precise.
    Quote Originally Posted by arpanaut View Post
    Precisely, I do hope this is emphasized in the release notes.
    As it appears that this is not going to be corrected until after release.
    I have a *feeling* that a lot of ppl, on vintage hardware (like myself), are going to lose their web connection too, after upgrading.

    network-manager refused to connect to the web, on this machine, for a couple of months. I had to switch to Wicd to get any connection at all.

    BTW, earlier releases and older kernels had no problem recognizing my onboard LAN device -- only Ubu 12.04 with >= Linux 3.2 kernel.

    The fix, ultimately, was to ditch my pseudo, onboard, southbridge-driven LAN device, and install a real (supported) network card. After doing this, network-manager started working fine. However...

    I'm NOT convinced that they ever fixed this problem, at a software level.

    I *fear* that many ppl will be left in the lurch, once they upgrade, e.g. no video and/or no web connection.

    Heh! Only time will tell...
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    I have a *feeling* that a lot of ppl, on vintage hardware (like myself), are going to lose their web connection too, after upgrading.

    network-manager refused to connect to the web, on this machine, for a couple of months. I had to switch to Wicd to get any connection at all.

    BTW, earlier releases and older kernels had no problem recognizing my onboard LAN device -- only Ubu 12.04 with >= Linux 3.2 kernel.

    The fix, ultimately, was to ditch my pseudo, onboard, southbridge-driven LAN device, and install a real (supported) network card. After doing this, network-manager started working fine. However...

    I'm NOT convinced that they ever fixed this problem, at a software level.

    I *fear* that many ppl will be left in the lurch, once they upgrade, e.g. no video and/or no web connection.

    Heh! Only time will tell...
    glad we can use a live cd

    it is just the beta nvidia driver or is the stable release bugged?
    *has not tested on my nvidia chip since the bug appeared*
    Would my GTX550 TI or my mom's GT 430 (became hers when i upgraded) be affected?
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    Actually, the current is today:

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/20120425/

    I stand corrected.
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by dFlyer View Post
    I stand corrected.
    Actually you should always use

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current

    instead of http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/20120425/ because there is a chance of multiple builds for that day (20120425.1 as an example).

    current will always point to the most current build for that day.
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    I have a *feeling* that a lot of ppl, on vintage hardware (like myself), are going to lose their web connection too, after upgrading.

    network-manager refused to connect to the web, on this machine, for a couple of months. I had to switch to Wicd to get any connection at all.

    BTW, earlier releases and older kernels had no problem recognizing my onboard LAN device -- only Ubu 12.04 with >= Linux 3.2 kernel.

    The fix, ultimately, was to ditch my pseudo, onboard, southbridge-driven LAN device, and install a real (supported) network card. After doing this, network-manager started working fine. However...

    I'm NOT convinced that they ever fixed this problem, at a software level.

    I *fear* that many ppl will be left in the lurch, once they upgrade, e.g. no video and/or no web connection.

    Heh! Only time will tell...
    Wicd is well, wicked. I can always depend on it when network-manager fails on certain hardware. It will just work.
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by teejay17 View Post
    Wicd is well, wicked. I can always depend on it when network-manager fails on certain hardware. It will just work.
    I liked "wicked" just fine! Worked better than NM, IMO.

    I would have kept using it, but since network-manager is such an integral part of Ubuntu, I thought I should keep pounding away, until it got sorted.
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    it is just the beta nvidia driver or is the stable release bugged?
    *has not tested on my nvidia chip since the bug appeared*
    Would my GTX550 TI or my mom's GT 430 (became hers when i upgraded) be affected?
    The only problems I was having was with the "stable release(s)"... module not compiling without a bunch of monkeying around, and so forth.

    I'm living on the razor's edge right now -- xorg-edgers fresh X crack releases, fresh from git -- Linux 3.4rc4 mainline kernel -- and they all work fine.

    Go figure! LoL!
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    Re: Assuming it is Safe to Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by VinDSL View Post
    The only problems I was having was with the "stable release(s)"... module not compiling without a bunch of monkeying around, and so forth.

    I'm living on the razor's edge right now -- xorg-edgers fresh X crack releases, fresh from git -- Linux 3.4rc4 mainline kernel -- and they all work fine.

    Go figure! LoL!
    When does the fun start then? Maybe 12.10! LOL
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