Comment 118 for bug 655078

Excellent. Thank you so much for your answer and your work.

Please note that I would have made it a point to try the "swat" team
offering sooner to help in your efforts had I understood the team
membership relationship to Ubuntu itself (who I offered to help with
testing a bug fix for this issue) rather than rely for so long on the
script I provided in the Launchpad. Maybe others made the same error.
Sorry for my mistake.

Best regards,
Mike

On Sun, 2011-02-06 at 17:52 +0000, Alex M. Lowe wrote:
> The next version of Ubuntu already includes version 260.29 in its
> repositories (a version that works with the F series). It is likely
> that the latest version of the driver will be included in the final
> release and has simply yet to be included.
>
> Many of the members of the swat team are also members of the team who
> maintain X and the Nvidia and ATI drivers in Ubuntu itself. The
> x-updates ppa is simply to provide newer packages for already-released
> versions.
>
> On 6 February 2011 08:26, Michael E. Adams <email address hidden> wrote:
> > I finally got around to trying "ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates" and
> > installed their latest nvidia driver (270.18). I just wanted to report
> > that it works great on my system (the one that I opened this bug report
> > with). My thanks to the "swat" team.
> >
> > Could someone answer this question?
> >
> > Is Ubuntu going to use the efforts of this "swat" team for the next release of Ubuntu or will this nvidia issue be left unaddressed as it has been for Ubuntu 10.10 on my Sony Vaio VPCF136FM. Does Ubuntu consider nvidia driver issues, because they are closed binaries, not to be under their care or is this ppa used by Ubuntu as part of their development process?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Mike
> >
> > --
> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> > of a duplicate bug (694956).
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/655078
> >
> > Title:
> > Beta 10.10 Nvidia update broke Sony Vaio VPCF136FM installation
> >
> > Status in “nvidia-graphics-drivers” package in Ubuntu:
> > Confirmed
> >
> > Bug description:
> > I have been using 10.10 beta on my new Sony Vaio VPCF136FM configured
> > as follows:
> >
> > Processor: i7-740QM / 1.73 GHz
> > Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M GPU
> > Display: 16.4" / 1600 x 900
> > Memory: 6 GB
> >
> > Ubuntu can't sense my display to set up native x-server properly - it defaults to 800x600.
> > I installed the NVIDIA driver when I originally installed 10.10 beta. Worked perfectly.
> > Yesterday's (10/04/10) NVIDIA driver update broke my system - won't boot into desktop - locks up the system. I had to reboot into safe mode and remove the new NVIDIA driver. I am now only able to run in safe mode 800x600 because Ubuntu can't detect my display.
> >
> > More info:
> >
> > I tried reinstalling the NVIDIA driver. Rebooted to a failsafe root terminal.
> > Ran: nvidia-xconfig and received the following message:
> >
> > Using X configuration file:
> > "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
> >
> > VALIDATION ERROR:
> > Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
> > Undefined Device "(null)" referenced by Screen "Default Screen".
> >
> > Backup file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
> >
> > New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
> >
> > I try to reboot and I get a blank screen with a color background. I
> > can't Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot, I can't Ctrl-Alt F# to a virtual terminal.
> > I have to do a cold restart (i.e. hold the power button down to shutdown
> > and then reboot into failsafe graphics mode so I can remove the NVIDIA
> > driver to regain control of my system again).
> >
> > ---
> > .proc.driver.nvidia.version:
> > NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 260.19.06 Mon Sep 13 06:35:06 PDT 2010
> > GCC version: gcc version 4.4.5 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.4.4-14ubuntu5)
> > Architecture: i386
> > DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
> > DkmsStatus: nvidia-current, 260.19.06, 2.6.35-22-generic-pae, i686: installed
> > EcryptfsInUse: Yes
> > InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Beta i386 (20100901.1)
> > MachineType: Sony Corporation VPCF136FM
> > NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
> > Package: nvidia-graphics-drivers (not installed)
> > ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic-pae root=UUID=99c4af1a-cc38-4ade-b118-914984683266 ro single i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop
> > ProcEnviron:
> > LANG=en_US.utf8
> > SHELL=/bin/bash
> > ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic-pae 2.6.35.4
> > Tags: maverick maverick
> > Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic-pae i686
> > UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
> > dmi.bios.date: 08/08/2010
> > dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
> > dmi.bios.version: R0170Y9
> > dmi.board.asset.tag: N/A
> > dmi.board.name: VAIO
> > dmi.board.vendor: Sony Corporation
> > dmi.board.version: N/A
> > dmi.chassis.asset.tag: N/A
> > dmi.chassis.type: 10
> > dmi.chassis.vendor: Sony Corporation
> > dmi.chassis.version: N/A
> > dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrR0170Y9:bd08/08/2010:svnSonyCorporation:pnVPCF136FM:pvrC605ZBM6:rvnSonyCorporation:rnVAIO:rvrN/A:cvnSonyCorporation:ct10:cvrN/A:
> > dmi.product.name: VPCF136FM
> > dmi.product.version: C605ZBM6
> > dmi.sys.vendor: Sony Corporation
> > nvidia-settings:
> >
> > system:
> > distro: Ubuntu
> > codename: maverick
> > architecture: i686
> > kernel: 2.6.35-22-generic-pae
> >
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> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers/+bug/655078/+subscribe
> >
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