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as much as i would love to post my xorg.conf or the errors that gdm is providing when i try to start them i can not.
my distro is Sabayon linux a fork of gentoo. i have been having some graphic performance issues so i figured id try updating the video drivers. i checked nvidia's web page to verify that the most current vs of drivers are the same there as in the equo repository and went about the upgrade.
now GLX is not loading, and some nvidia mod is not to be found, yet they were there less then 20min ago.
what steps do i need to take first for FIXING the issue caused by updating my bloody drivers.
FYI, this is the #1 reason that Linux is not ready for the desktop. i should never face a total crash of the GUI just for updating my video drivers.
in the end i had to use the .run from nvidia directly. equo, the package manager for sabayon failed horridly at dealing with the kernal portion of the driver install. once i installed via ./sh NVI....run and rebooted, it is working again.
i now have access to my desktop once again.
lesson learned. do not trust package managers for drivers.