Graphic sucks after updating kmod-nvidia and xorg-X11-nvidia
This morning I checked yum for system updates and the only two packages available were:
So, I ran an update. On the next restart of X server, starting server failed. I was prompted for a root password (which I entered) to let the system try to repair the configuration. The repair 'succeeded', but, graphics sucked.
The resolution I was using so far was 1152x768 with 75Hz refresh rate. Now, when I try to set the resolution on 1152x768 in KDE Control center, it works, but the refresh rate just won't go above 55Hz (graphics suck again). There is a very unusual line in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log for functional NVidia configuration:
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
Now, this is the second time I'm experiencing "XServer-Nvidia" problems after updating them from the official repositories - since installing FC6. The first time, restart solved the problem, since I wasn't very keen on handling this kind of problems at the time (nor am I now).
I'd like to solve them myself, but I just have more important things to do, and I'm afraid this is going to turn into phobia from "NVidia-Xserver" update.
Seems to me like the resolution/refresh rate won't work because the NVidia driver just isn't functioning. Right now, I'm running 1024x768 resolution with 85Hz refresh rate, and it's a bit hard to get used to it since the previous res. was higher.
So, what do I do to get this working again? Do I download driver from Nvidia site and install it, while removing present drivers from the system, or can it be done in a more elegant manner?