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Re: [SLUG] ubuntu 10.4 to 10.10 upgrade nvidia GeForce 8600GT

On 08/09/2011 11:16 AM, David wrote:
> I need to upgrade to 10.10 to get the latest version of a particular
> software.
> 10.10 release notes talk about problems with GeForce 8600GT drivers (and
> several other nVidia drivers).

I had an 8800GT and no problems.

> Has anybody done this successfully? Google seems to suggest very mixed
> results. I don't want to find myself unable to use my desktop for
> critical work.

The cards in the first link are ancient, and were dropped from the
standard proprietary nvidia drivers.

Maybe try with the live CD first? You can upgrade from the CD I think.