x.org 7.0 breaks nvidia driver

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x.org 7.0 breaks nvidia driver

Post by Ice9 » Fri Apr 14, 2006 3:02 pm

Or it does so apparently, the driver install fine, no errors but X refuses to start and all you get is a prompt.
What happens is that the installer puts the modules in /usr/X11R6/lib but xorg is looking for them in /usr/lib/xorg/modules.

To fix this, run the installer as usual but append

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--x-modules-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules
x.org then knows where to look for the modules and the nvidia driver is functional again.

I just experienced this with my Debian box but I've seen this fix on the nV News forums on a FC5 box, so feel free to move this post around as you see fit Void Main.

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Post by Void Main » Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:12 pm

That's weird, I am running the nVidia driver on an FC5 box (with Xorg 7.0) and didn't have to use that switch. I did have to go through other hoops though, like update to the latest kernel from FC5 updates and install another rpm xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-1.0.8178-0.lvn.5.i386.rpm. Maybe that rpm wouldn't have been necessary if I used that switch, not sure. Thanks for the info!

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