Is there an alternate install routine for Kubuntu 12.04 that would force the installer to use the Nvidia driver rather than Nouveau?
I ask because I've installed KDE-Full on Ubuntu 12.04 and like it. I may decide to install Kubuntu.
However, the kernel currently on the Ubuntu install images will cause a crash almost immediately after installation begins -- before Grub runs -- that appears to be triggered when X attempts to launch Nouveau. Here, the machine locks up and requires a power toggle.
To install Ubuntu 12.04, I had to install 11.10, ensure the Nvidia driver was installed and Nouveau blacklisted, and then dist-upgrade to 12.04.
I don't want to do that if I decide to install Kubuntu. Hence, I'm looking for a way to get the installer to use the Nvidia driver. Or, an install method that avoids the entire issue until the Nvidia driver can be installed.