[Nouveau] Nouveau should create a script to download the bleeding-edge version
emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 14:23:12 PST 2011
On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:43:13 -0000, csolisr at gmail.com <csolisr at gmail.com>
> I've tried to use Nouveau several times, with several operative systems
> (Ubuntu, Mint, Trisquel). Seemingly, the versions of Nouveau are too old,
> since my screen is detected as being smaller than it is. All in all, I
> tried to follow the instructions to build from scratch (in order to have
> the really latest version), and failed. Would somebody mind to create a
> script to download the sources, compile them and install them?
> - Carlos Solís
To the best of my knowledge, an old version of nouveau should not cause
your screen to be "detected as being smaller than it is"
Nevertheless such a script is quite a tricky thing to make due to the
specific "requirements" every person/ GNU Linux distribution has.
I have personally worked out a script to build and install the latest
nouveau and I've got fed up with it due to the various hacks that had to
be used - read "Debian(Ubuntu) is using nasty hacks when compiling their
Thus I would advise you
* If you wish to use Ubuntu/Mint try the latest packages from
should be up to scratch
* Try another Linux distribution (such as Arch, Gentoo, etc.) where you can
easily rebuild everything from git
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