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Old 02-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
nivieru
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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:
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name of display: :0.0
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
and glxgears says
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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.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 10:24 AM   #2
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Maybe try this

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slackpkg reinstall libdrm mesa libX11 xorg-server xf86-video-nouveau
 
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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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/
 
Old 02-21-2013, 10:42 AM   #4
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thanks tuxbg - that's was it , everything is working now.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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thanks tuxbg - that's was it , everything is working now.
I'm glad i helped you
 
  


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