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.