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Old 03-04-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
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Upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04

Hallo everybody.
I am running Kubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (information confirmed by lsb_release -a).

Instructions to upgrade to 12.04 just say "follow the procedure". I remember that once upon a time in order to upgrade there were many precautions such as disabling all the proprietary drivers (example: the Nvidia proprietary driver) and so on.

Are all these precautions now superceded?
Old 03-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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I had already read them.

I did not find any reference to precautions related to proprietary drivers.

Once upon a time it was an issue, now I don't see this mentioned anywhere and I am assuming it is not asn issue anymore.

Can Somebosy confirm?
Old 03-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
Steve R.
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It may be a good idea to remove the video card driver, assuming that it is proprietary. In searching the forum, I found a reference to this post: Ubuntu 12.10 and AMD Catalyst problem . Thanks to LXer.
Old 03-24-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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When I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 (64 bit), I didn't disable any drivers prior to the upgrade. After the upgrade, I did have to reinstall the Nvidia display driver to use the full Unity desktop.


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