[SATLUG] Ubuntu 8.10 Help... (Please?)

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 14:01:15 CST 2008

I found at least one of the problems:  the old proprietary fglrx driver 
is no longer available; the two that would work in a Linux/ATI 
environment depend on OpenOffice, and they've (ATI) written their load 
script incorrectly, calling for ooobasis_30_-us_en.  Problem is, the 
script address should read: ooobasis_3.0_-us_en.  The load script burps, 
and won't install /any/ video drivers (or try to load nVidia instead).  
Apparently, nVidia users (new "nv" driver) also have the same issue. 

The Ubuntu forums are full of distress and disappointment over this, but 
nobody's answering the phones...   I'm back-stepping to 8.04 until the 
problem is resolved.


Will Southworth wrote:
> I just downloaded Ubuntu 8.10 iso and I'm trying to install it on a computer
> a friend and I cobbled up together from spare parts. Problem is I can't get
> it to boot. Not from the CD, not from the HD, not even from an old Red Hat
> floppy boot disk. What do I do?
> --Bill
> On Sat, Nov 1, 2008 at 10:40 AM, Ed Tillman <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone out there had problems upgrading Ubuntu from 8.04 to 8.10?  I
>> got
>> a doosie...
>> Apparently, all my restricted drivers have taken a hike.  Video is dead,
>> and
>> xorg (boot recovery) won't fix it.
>> I use the flgrx video driver, and apparently, its dropped off the map.  Its
>> no longer on my system, and "apt-get install" can't seem to find it, though
>> I have a good (wired) internet connection - the commands *apt-get
>> update*, *apt-get
>> upgrade*, and *apt-get dist-upgrade* all seem to connect and work nicely -
>> they produce a flurry of activity in my terminal, anyway...
>> On the Ubuntu forms, there's another Acer-driver apparently having the same
>> issues, and his machine is apparently newer than mine...
>> Help?
>> Cheers;
>> ed
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