Wary "099", testing nVidia

I built Wary 099, testing the Video Upgrade Wizard on the PC that has an nVidia card.

It worked nicely, downloaded 'nvidia-71.86.14-k2.6.31.14-w5.pet' and it worked.

However, when I fired up Hardinfo and chose System information -> Display, the Hardinfo application froze and so did mouse and keyboard.

I am running in RAM only, so rebooted, this time I installed the DRI package first: 'mesa-6.5.2-w5.pet'.

So, I will post this message, then try Hardinfo again ...don't know if the mesa package will make any difference, we shall see.

Posted on 17 Nov 2010, 19:08


Posted on 17 Nov 2010, 19:22 by BarryK
Hardinfo works
Ah ha, this time running Hardinfo and choosing System information -> Display works!

This is good. I will modify the Video Upgrade Wizard to recommend install the DRI (mesa) package first.

To save space, I think that I will create 'mesa_cutdown_nvidia' and 'mesa_cutdown_ati' packages, as the full mesa PET package is 12MB, not so good for those on dialup.

Posted on 17 Nov 2010, 19:44 by BarryK
PPM problems
I have various problems with PPM and 'download_file'. Enough to keep me busy all day tomorrow!

Posted on 18 Nov 2010, 7:10 by BarryK
Video Upgrade Wizard warning
Ok, I have put a warning into the Video Upgrade Wizard to first install the mesa DRI package, before the nVidia/ATI/Intel upgrade.