10/23/07

pnix report on gutsy

I start upgrading to Gutsy on last Friday night with slow speed. Estimate time to finish package download is vary from 3 hours to 2 days depend on speed it get at that time so I just go to bed and come back again on Saturday 11AM. Downloading is finished it waiting for my response to config some package to install. After that it reboot and try to startx first time and fail!!
It ask me to config my display.Monitor are detected correctly[dell 1905FP] but resolution only give me 800x600. I go to Graphic Card tab, the driver said vesa. At this point if I go to choose nvidia or nv x will fell to failsafe xserver and reconfig my xorg.conf to use vesa driver.
Checking on Xorg.0.log I saw my old friend. "The NVIDIA kernel module does not appear to be receiving interrupts". Nvidia driver is installed but on Gutsy my "acpi=off irqpoll" kernel option doesn't seem to work anymore. I stumble many kernel option for three days and last night I found that for my gutsy it need to be "nolapic irqpoll" :)
Now I've got my 3D back, compiz-fusion is already installed[sure from official repos.] and work fine. I found that wine is on universe repos too that great.
So, for me gutsy does it's job. The graphic card irq problem is seem to be my specific motherboard bios problem and will be come back everytime i upgrade or install ubuntu.

Note : On Gutsy, compizfusion-config-manager is not installed by default. To get it

pnix@pnix-a7n:~$ sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Building tag database... Done
The following NEW packages will be automatically installed:
python-compizconfig
The following NEW packages will be installed:
compizconfig-settings-manager python-compizconfig
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 540kB of archives. After unpacking 3486kB will be used.
...
Writing extended state information... Done
Building tag database... Done
pnix@pnix-a7n:~$

1 comments:

Greencookie said...

Dude awesome! Gutsy is kickass :).

I'm not much of a linux pro but I've been having exact same problem with my Gutsy installation. Cept its the flgrx (ati) driver and not nvidia. I've been trying to get it to work for several months now and I guess I lack the technical ability to do so.

But apart from that (and the 800x600 screen resolution) everything works perfect:).