Category Archives: Dapper/nVidia

Kernel Update Affects Some nVidia Users – Fix Included

The Situation It has come to our attention that a small portion of nvidia users are experiencing a failure to boot into X after today’s kernel update. The problem seems to only happen on some specific configurations involving the unofficial 9631 driver installations and does not appear to affect 877x from the official repositories. Symptoms:… Read More »

Ubuntu Dapper Drake nVidia Compiz XGL

Lately I’ve been watching the traffic to my site and keeping track of some of the more popular topics. I’ve noticed that a large percentage of my traffic is relating to XGL Compiz on Dapper. For those not aware, I put together a fairly detailed tutorial on setting that up. I plan on posting some… Read More »

XGL Compiz & nVidia : Ubuntu 6.06.1 (Dapper Drake)

This tutorial outlines how to install XGL and Compiz desktop managers on an Ubuntu Dapper desktop. Also included are instructions for installing 3D acceleration drivers for an nVidia based graphics card. This tutorial is based on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) and my nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 card.