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    Question upgrade from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS Firefox fails on NVidia machine

    I'm running an old Dell Vostro 1700 (with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT), and using Lubuntu.

    I just upgrade, with no great difficulty. Took about an hour.

    But on logging in and starting Firefox (my usual and preferred browser), I got a top window bar and nothing else.

    It appears I've hit the NVidia/Wayland/Xorg/Ubuntu bug which is much discussed.

    The normal cure (for the moment) is to downgrade from Wayland to Xorg, but this is "normally" done in a Gnome config file.

    Lubuntu doesn't have Gnome - my install certainly doesn't have "/etc/gdm3/custom.conf", which is where the Wayland/Xorg config is.

    So - how do I switch down to Xorg, to resolve my (hopefully temporary) NVidia/Firefox problem?

    BugBear (posting from freshly installed Chrome, yech)

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    Re: upgrade from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS Firefox fails on NVidia machine

    Ah. I get:

    Code:
    echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
    x11
    So it looks like Wayland isn't my issue?

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    Re: upgrade from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS Firefox fails on NVidia machine

    Hardware/driver

    Code:
      *-display                 
           description: VGA compatible controller
           product: G86M [GeForce 8400M GS]
           vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
           logical name: /dev/fb0
           version: a1
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom fb
           configuration: depth=32 driver=nouveau latency=0 resolution=1440,900
           resources: irq:25 memory:fd000000-fdffffff memory:f4000000-f7ffffff memory:fa000000-fbffffff ioport:ef00(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff

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    Re: upgrade from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS Firefox fails on NVidia machine

    OK, I'm going down a bad rabbit hole here.

    Is there a base-mode graphic driver (or option) I can use (I'd settle for VGA with no acceleration) so I can un-brick my machine?

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    Re: upgrade from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS Firefox fails on NVidia machine

    I have re-installed 20.04 LTS.

    This video thing wasn't working.

    (I also noticed that the new Firefox snap was using 10.7 Gb on my 4Gb machine, which was never going to end well; my current version is 3.8gB, which is still crazy, but less)

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