I know I said yesterday that I was going to stick with Sabayon for a while but, after it failed to boot this morning, I changed my mind. So now I have a Karmic Koala on my desktop. I did have a look around to see what else was out there at the moment but, because I am looking for a stable Gnome environment, Ubuntu was the distro I kept on coming back to.
Not all was plain sailing, however, and my NVidia graphics card remained unrecognised until I found this page which describes how to manually install the the relevant driver.
The instructions are a bit terse so, for future reference, the simplified steps I followed are:
- Identify your graphics card:
lspci | grep -i nvidia
- Find the relevant driver from your graphics card from the NVidia Website
- Save the file to your Downloads folder as NVIDIA.run
- Exit Gnome: Ctrl-Alt-F1
- Shut down the X-Server:
- Switch to the appropriate run level:
- Install the driver:
sudo sh ~/Downloads/NVIDIA.run
- Accept the licence agreement and allow it to update xorg.conf when asked.
Now to restore my (unnecessarily wiped) data…