Message from discussion Finally moved back to debian testing - and 64 bit.
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Subject: Re: Finally moved back to debian testing - and 64 bit.
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 03:45:31 -0600
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On 11/18/2012 03:24 AM, Hadron wrote:
> For ages now I've been using debian stable (squeeze) which was in fact
> once testing - but as testing went to stable I kept it at that. Anyway,
> with more and more issues cropping up in stable while using pinning and
> backports I decided to move to wheezy *and* at the same time update to
> 64 bit.
> Conclusion :
> the new gnome sucks. Not a problem. Configurable.
> GOOD: Performance is excellent. And, erm, "it all just works". Initially
> I had the nouveau driver which was ok (supported both screens fine) but
> then installed nvidia stuff from the non free repos and that actually
> got to work just fine with dkms - a first on my machine. Luckily I still
> had my old xorg.conf for nvidia and dual head.
Though I probably should have gone with straight Debian right from the
start I've been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and have very had few problems.
After a few days of fine-tuning I finally have 12.04 configured to be
set up almost exactly the way my 10.04 installation was.
The only issue I had with using the proprietary nVidia drivers.
All videos had a blue tint to them so I decided the nouveau driver is
just fine. I don't generally do much with video other than watch
and occasional Youtube.
I understand that nVidia wants to keep control of their own product...
but they don't seem to be handling things too well