On Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:48:02 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi John :)
Hi Ralf, sorry about the difficulty. I have no similar difficulty
understanding your posts. I'd be happy to try to re-write any part
which wasn't clear - if you think it would help. PM if you like. :)
> However, the windows managers and desktop environments might need 3D
Yes, I think that could be it. I noticed a package in Synaptic called
glx-alternative-nvidia, which is indicated as "Broken" if I try to
mark it for installation. It "allows the selection of NVIDIA as GLX
> For your Ubuntu Studio Xfce shouldn't need 3D acceleration or any other
Understood, thank you, but I must have good 3D acceleration for
screen-savers ;) and games of course, but really - some of the
X screen savers are simply stunning . Also Qt5 is out! 
> What kernel do you run exactly? What's the output of
I don't have access to my email client on the new install, but
from memory a low-latency 3.8
> If it's a PREEMPT RT, than it's very likely that the proprietary driver
Yes. "Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
system's kernel log for additional error messages."
And "Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)"
and more. I'll see what happens with Xubuntu and work on from there
if I have more success with a Generic kernel.
1: Particularly 'Hyperspace' http://www.reallyslick.com/screensavers/
which is in the 'rss-glx' package.
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