Crashed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS because of incompatibility between Compiz and NVIDIA

Asked by Willem Ferguson on 2012-07-09

Dear Ubuntu Development Team,

It has now been four months since the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problems that arise in the utilisation of existing NVIDIA graphics drivers with 12.04 has now been well documented with hundreds of posts on the Internet. The fundamental manifestation is a loss of windowing functionality upon bootup, making the 12.04 LTS unusable as is, at least with respect to the 3D redering of the GUI. From the discussions on the Internet, it looks like this problem is perhaps not even restricted to Ubuntu since similar symptoms have appeared on other Linux variants as well, e.g. Fedora. The solution to this problem has been quite diverse, ranging from editing some of the X config files to running opensource drivers (that are extremely inefficient) to downgrading Ubuntu from 12.04 LTS (!!!) to Ubuntu 11.10

I have not come accross any official response from the Ubuntu development team with respect to this specific problem. Since 12.04 is an LTS we would hope that they would take this problem seriously. However, one needs to keep in mind that the solution to the problem probably lies not within Canonical alone, but with an interaction between NVIDIA as a company and the opensource community. I hope the Ubuntu development team takes this problem as a serious one that affects the reputation of Ubuntu LTS releases as stable operating environments. Recognising that the problem is not universal, but hardware-dependent, I have two questions:

1) Is there, four months after the release of 12.04 LTS, an efficient solution to this problem?
2) If there is not an efficient solution to the problem now, what does the development team foresee about the solution to this problem in the future?

Kind regards and thank you for your hard work!.

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Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said : #1

yes there is solution but please report a bug so Development Team can find appropriate solution for that


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