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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[6]: Comment by kwan_e
by Laurence on Mon 25th Mar 2013 08:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kwan_e"
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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.

Just to be clear, are you running the open source or the closed binaries?

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.

I'm not doing anything fancy (I spend enough time compiling kernels for work, there's no way I'm doing that at home as well hehe)

I did have a power cut while -Suy a couple of weeks back which resulted in corrupted updates and what not. I thought I'd fixed everything but if you're sure that the closed nvidia binaries installed without issue then I guess there's a chance that this is a lingering fault from my power cut.

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RE[7]: Comment by kwan_e
by AdrianoML on Wed 27th Mar 2013 00:42 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kwan_e"
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Yes, I'm talking about the closed drivers. It really shouldn't cause any problems.

Try checking your pacman.conf or your configuration. Nowadays you don't even need a xorg.conf for most setups. (maybe you have a old enough installation that you haven't checked on that?)

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RE[8]: Comment by kwan_e
by Laurence on Wed 27th Mar 2013 09:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kwan_e"
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I don't need to check my conf files - I know there isn't a problem.

The error message was quite clear and I've spent enough years as a UNIX and Linux systems administrator and developer to know what I'm doing ;)

If this isn't an Arch issue, then it's a left over fault from the power cut I had mid-Suy.

Either way, it's a bit of a none issue as I have a working desktop at the moment and once I've finished this big development project I'm in the middle of, I'm going to roll the entire system back a month (for reasons completely unrelated to any of this - I've also been testing file systems and really don't like the current one so I'm going to restore a snapshot before data gets too out of sync) so the driver issue will remedy itself.

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