[mythtv-users] System upgrade - £150 ( £200 ) to spend
fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Mon Jun 9 19:47:39 UTC 2008
What exactly is the issue with the Nvidia drivers? I'm running 8.04 on my box and the drivers *seem* to be working... but you've got me concerned now.
On Monday 09 June 2008 09:26:51 Damian wrote:
> Johnny Russ wrote:
> > Reason for upgrade:
> > Computer can't cope with the latest version of Ubuntu and I want to
> > stick with Ubuntu/Mythbuntu to provide me with an easy(ish) path to
> > keeping up to date with MythTV.
> > If you are only doing SD then your current setup is much more than
> > capable of doing that. Also there is no particular reason why Ubuntu
> > 8.04 shouldn't work with your setup. If you are upgrading because of
> > problems with Ubuntu, but you don't want to do a clean install of the
> > OS, then upgrading your hardware is more likely to cause problems than
> > to fix them. It would probably by most helpful to explain what you mean
> > by "can't cope". Then people could help you get up an running again with
> > your current setup. Mythbuntu is one of the most popular choices and
> > between here or the Ubuntu forums you will almost always find the info
> > you need to get Mythtbuntu going. If you just want to upgrade to new
> > hardware for the heck of it then I am sure you can get help for that
> > too, but it doesn't seem to be the answer to your problems as described.
> I didn't want to take the thread into that as I've spent lots of time in
> that subject and given up on it.
> A quick summery is that LOTS of people have been having major headaches
> getting the Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 8.04 to behave (when they worked
> perfectly in 7.10). There are lots of threads about this, but most
> people seem to get things sorted by installing the latest driver, 173.x.
> However, when I do that I'm told that the latest drivers only work with
> CPU's which have SSE (which I have since found out that my processor
> does not).
> This leaves me in my current situation. The old drivers don't work and
> the new ones don't like my CPU. The system has been out of action (apart
> from as a backend) since the upgrade to 8.04 and I've already spent much
> more time that I really have available these days trying to fix it. I'm
> left with the choice of downgrading to Ubuntu 7.10 or upgrading the CPU
> (which would also mean upgrading the motherboard and memory). I'd like
> to keep up to date with Myhth, so after much thought I've gone for the
> hardware upgrade option.
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