Has anybody tried the Hardware Drivers app? (Bug???)

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Has anybody tried the Hardware Drivers app? (Bug???)

Postby locutus » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:53 pm

This is in Menu -> System -> Hardware Drivers and has an icon resembling a PCI card. I tried it and it said no proprietary drivers are in use but they are needed for 3D graphics. This is in spite of having run EnvyNG and "nVidia X Server Settings" reporting that drivers 173.14.12 are installed and in use. So out of curiosity I enabled the Hardware Drivers check box and rebooted.


Two hours later and finally remembering that Envy is now called EnvyNG, and then reinstalling EnvyNG's drivers, everything is back to normal.

But what happened? And, perhaps more importantly, what is that Hardware Drivers app doing there if it incorrectly reports that the wroing drivers are in use? If anyone can duplicate all this (thereby showing that it's not some hardware issue pertaining just to me), then that app should be removed before M5 KDE-Final is released.

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Re: Has anybody tried the Hardware Drivers app? (Bug???)

Postby Husse » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:25 am

The '"Hardware drivers" application can be used for more than the graphics card even if that's most used
Drivers for wifi and more can be installed here
If this was in the KDE beta please report it in the release topic for it together with as much detail as you can
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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