Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This could potentially be quite big for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Canonical and the Chinese government have announced a collaboration to build a version of Ubuntu specifically for the Chinese market, which will become the reference architecture for standard operating systems in the country.
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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by AdrianoML on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
AdrianoML
Member since:
2010-08-13

>I use NVidia's own drivers often conflicts with kernel updates.

I Guess you're installing it manually from the vendor site/installer? These are not meant for end-user usage since you must manually update then every kernel update. You should be using the Canonical supplied one, which is automatically updated every kernel update, and shouldn't break unless something very funky is happening.

You're probably thinking with a Windows mindset where you must check the vendor site in order to keep drivers update (arguably nowadays most are kept updated with Windows update). In Linux the kernel either supports everything out of the box or the distro takes care of providing support for proprietary drivers. Doing it manually is pretty much advanced users only, and asking for trouble.

Also, I don't know about Ubuntu upgrading conditions, but my ArchLinux install has been alive and up to date since it's inception in 2009. It even handled a full upgrade from 32bit to 64bit, without reinstalling!

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RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e
by Laurence on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 15:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


>I use NVidia's own drivers often conflicts with kernel updates.

I Guess you're installing it manually from the vendor site/installer? These are not meant for end-user usage since you must manually update then every kernel update. You should be using the Canonical supplied one, which is automatically updated every kernel update, and shouldn't break unless something very funky is happening.

You say that, but only today I've had the same problem as him. Like yourself, I run Arch and installing the drivers from official Repos.

My issue was that the Nvidia binaries were compiled against a specific version of ABIs which were updated with Linux. I ended up having to rollback the updates.

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RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e
by AdrianoML on Sun 24th Mar 2013 01:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e"
AdrianoML Member since:
2010-08-13

I'm also using the nvidia drivers and no breakage happens. They are always updated in sync with the kernel, just like in any sane distro that does this for you.

Might you be holding off the update for one of then, or rolling your own kernel? Anything like this is not supported by the distribution, thus making you the one who must keep an eye at it.

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RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e
by Soulbender on Sun 24th Mar 2013 04:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kwan_e"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You say that, but only today I've had the same problem as him. Like yourself, I run Arch and installing the drivers from official Repos.


Well, good thing China didn't pick Arch then, eh?

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