how to revert back to older version of XFree86?
eariler today I attempted to install DVDrip using rpmi. During the installation, I noticed that one of the programs it installed was an updated version of XFree86, along with alot of other important looking files.
I didn't notice that anything was wrong until I attempted to run Wolfenstein ET, which never loaded, just hung. I used ctl-alt-backspace to drop down to the command line. I rebooted but I cannot get the X server to start. When I enter
'startx' at the command line I get scary error messages like
(EE) Unable to open /usr/blahblah/extensions/libglx.so
(EE) Failed to load module "/usr/blahblah/extensions/libglx.so" (open failed, 2)
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No devices detected
Fatal screen error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
Of course, I can't be sure it was installing DVDrip that f****ked up my video setup, but I haven't changed anything else on the system today.
Please help, if I have to reinstall linux again I may decide instead to give up on the whole experiment,