I broke the screen on my old laptop (Please, don't ask how.) and thought to upgrade to an inexpensive dual AMD X64 laptop. Bought a HP DV9810US 17" screen laptop with "Vista" installed. Yanked that HD and installed a larger empty drive and Kubuntu X64.
But I have a couple of problems:
1) The older nVidia driver in the "restricted" repositories does not support the GeForce 7100M GUP in the laptop, and
2) The older Atheros WiFi driver in those repositories doesn't support the MCP67 chip package on x64.
So I downloaded the nVidia script to install their current driver and the MadWiFi snapshot of the ATH driver updated for x64. After running the script and "make"ing the snapshot, the display and the WiFi connection are both working well.
But I have one problem: If I reboot, the system points itself to the older, non-working, drivers from the repositories, and I have to log in to a terminal window, reinstall nVidia and MadWiFi, and then do a "startx" to get into KDE.
So, can anyone suggest what I need to do to make my changes "stick?" I did turn off the "w" permission on the libGL.so.1 symbolic link which may
fix the nVidia problem. (I say "may" because I've not rebooted since doing that.)
But I haven't a clue about how to make the WiFi driver fix immutable.
Hum. After that "fix" to the library symlink permissions, both
problems seem to have been fixed. For one re-boot so far. Very