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Old 02-04-2010, 03:36 AM
Patrick Wiseman
Default sgfxi (Was Can only get Nvidia driver to work with 2.6.26)

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 6:49 PM, Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Patrick Wiseman <pwiseman@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Anyway, it's
>>> working now with the 190.53 driver (installed using the nvidia
>>> installer) and the 2.6.26 kernel, so I'm happy for now!
>> Since an xorg update a few days ago, it's not working with anything.
>> Compiling against the current stock 2.6.32 kernel, with the header
>> package installed, works, but the X server crashes after showing the
>> Nvidia splash screen briefly. *This is way too frustrating! *I'm able
>> to start the X server with no xorg.conf, and the Xorg.0.log indicates
>> that I'm using the nv driver (with no glx, because the Nvidia glx
>> driver, which is still installed, doesn't work with the nv driver; is
>> there one which does?). *I tried the latest nvidia packages from sid,
>> but no joy there either (same symptoms). *I'm next going to try sgfxi,
>> as Paul Cartwright suggested (thanks). *I need my GoogleEarth (and it
>> needs functioning glx)!
> Tried sgfxi - the script congratulated me on a successful install of
> the latest driver, and then the X server failed again, showing me the
> Nvidia splash screen for a moment, a couple of times. *The X server
> works - I'm using it now, with the nv driver. *Shooooooot!

Tried to install the latest beta (195.x.x) using sgfxi. To all
appearances it worked, but I'm still getting the same X server
failure. What the heck!?! I'm getting no errors in the Xorg.0.log
file, except some EDID errors which have never before prevented the
server from loading, but I am getting some evdev (II) entries which
don't make much sense to me - it's apparently looking for Macintosh
parts which my T61 lacks. Maybe there's a way to turn off all the
udev stuff and just tell the server what my hardware looks like; but
that would just be superstitious behavior, because the X server's
working, just not for any nvidia driver.


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