Dan Connolly's tinkering lab notebook

05 Jun 2007

Not only does the nv driver not do 3D acceleration, it doesn't seem to do 1600x1050 resolution either.

The nvidia module in the debian non-free section blanked the screen and locked up so badly it required a reboot. When investigating options, that gets old real fast.

In #debian, the channel bot said:

<dpkg> from memory, nvidia_post_etch is update-pciids
apt-get install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-source
&& m-a
prepare && m-a a-i nvidia && apt-get install
nvidia-glx &&
depmod -a && modprobe nvidia &&
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

But that produced the same symptoms.

Besides... debian fonts are ugly, and they seem to be chosen by a zillion different configuration options; it seems to be a full-time job just finding them all.

So I'm running Ubuntu now. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

I replaced the amd64 installation with the stock (quicken-friendly) i386 stuff.

It comes with evolution 2.10, I think. Slightly more polished. I wonder if subscribing to password-protected calendars works.

My code to print MS Word docs to PDF fell over; something about templates. So I'm trying to use OpenOffice instead. I almost got it working. Let's see if ubuntu support will help me out with this...

Bug #118789: trouble using ExportFormFields in uno API; PDF form controls are exported even when set to False

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