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Re: livna video drivers for idiots



On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Michael A. Peters wrote:

> Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 12:45 -0800, Michael A. Peters wrote:

> > The only things I can see from a usability standpoint is how a
> > person is to know which of the nVidia drivers they are supposed to
> > install. Perhaps a little explanation in the script such as what
> > follows would help:
> >
> > nVidia: For the most recent nVidia cards (like Geforce4 and later)
> > nVidia-96xx: For Geforce2, Quadro4 or newer (AIGLX capable)
> > nvidia-legacy: For nVidia cards that are even older...
> >
> Yeah - I think maybe lspci could be used to verify the user has a
> card that is even supported, and auto select the correct driver.

at worst, the script can *try* to auto-detect and, if it fails, ask
the user for help.

rday
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