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nivieru 02-21-2013 10:19 AM

help going back from nvidia blob to nouveau
Hello everyone,
I've been using the nvidia blob quite happily for some time, but I wanted to check how the nouveau is doing.
I don't remember why I switched to the blob in the first place, but I do remember the nouveau driver worked reasonably well back than.
However, going back seems harder... I removed the binary using the installer's --uninstall flag and removed the xorg.conf generated by the binary, than I upgradepkg'ed the xf86-video-nouveau (to replace the xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist) and also reinstalled the mesa package.
now X is working, and lsmod tells me that nouveau module is loaded, but I can't get stuff like plasma desktop effects, google earth and so on to work.
running glxinfo gives:

name of display: :0.0
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
and glxgears says

Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual
is there anything I forgot to reinstall or something?
by the way, I'm on slackware-current, nvidia geforce 9500 gt.
thank you all, Niv.

tuxbg 02-21-2013 10:24 AM

Maybe try this


slackpkg reinstall libdrm mesa libX11 xorg-server xf86-video-nouveau

stormtracknole 02-21-2013 10:27 AM

Make sure that you are not blacklisting the module. That is one of the things that you have to do in order to install the NVIDIA driver. Look in /etc/modprobe.d/ or in /lib/modprobe.d/

nivieru 02-21-2013 10:42 AM

thanks tuxbg - that's was it :), everything is working now.

tuxbg 02-21-2013 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by nivieru (Post 4896800)
thanks tuxbg - that's was it :), everything is working now.

I'm glad i helped you

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