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Old 07-02-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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the new xorg-server packages


HI!

i have the new packages of xorg-server 1.4.2 and i upgrade it, but when the screen-saver starts, my Xs restart in the login screen, why?
anyone have the same problem? slack12.1 by the way
nothing wrong shows in the Xorg.0.log

Thanx a lot
 
Old 07-02-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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At one machine here, the screen goes black.
It seems that several screensavers are broken...
 
Old 07-02-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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And the kdm login manager pops up on the other machine.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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Turning off the Nvidia driver in xorg.conf seems to cure the screensavers.

Can anyone confirm this is only with the Nvidia drivers?
Is there a known work-around?

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Old 07-02-2008, 04:35 PM   #5
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Somehow, the Nvidia driver is broken.

Trying to play a 3D game won't work, errors like:
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Unable to create OpenGL screen (Could not create GL context)
 
Old 07-02-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
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Reinstalling the Nvida driver solves all issues.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 04:52 PM   #7
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Reinstalling the Nvida driver solves all issues.
So a best practice could be:

* Uninstall Nvidia Driver
* Upgrade the Xorg packages
* Reinstall the Nvidia Driver

isn't?
 
Old 07-02-2008, 05:25 PM   #8
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Cuetzpallin......thats the way

now works fine, by now
 
Old 07-02-2008, 05:35 PM   #9
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I ran into similar troubles (if you can call it that -- immediately after I installed the new xorg packages and before I started X I realized that I just overwrote some nvidia files) and just reinstalled. If you use the SlackBuilds at slackbuilds.org, I think the *correct* way to upgrade is to use the nvidia-switch script first to switch back to the old xorg OpenGL files, followed by upgrading the xorg packages, followed by running the nvidia-switch script again to switch back to the nVidia drivers. Not having tested this, I can't confirm it -- but that would be my guess. If you overwrite the files, you can always just reinstall the packages created (`upgradepkg --reinstall packagename`) or reinstall using the nVidia binary without the SlackBuilds. Either way, it's an easy fix.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 05:55 PM   #10
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The xorg-server package contains OpenGL library files. When you upgrade this package, it would overwrite any accelerated OpenGL libraries that the proprietary drivers from Nvidia and Ati may have installed on your system.
So: for both Nvidia and Ati closed-source driver users, it is required that you re-install that graphics driver after you upgraded the xorg-server package.

It is not necessary to uninstall the proprietary driver first. Upgrading xorg-server, then re-installing the graphics driver is sufficient (but don't try to start X after you upgraded X.Org but before you re-installed the graphics driver...)

Eric
 
Old 07-02-2008, 08:55 PM   #11
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The xorg-server package contains OpenGL library files. When you upgrade this package, it would overwrite any accelerated OpenGL libraries that the proprietary drivers from Nvidia and Ati may have installed on your system.
So: for both Nvidia and Ati closed-source driver users, it is required that you re-install that graphics driver after you upgraded the xorg-server package.

It is not necessary to uninstall the proprietary driver first. Upgrading xorg-server, then re-installing the graphics driver is sufficient (but don't try to start X after you upgraded X.Org but before you re-installed the graphics driver...)

Eric
Ooops. That's what I get for doing a late night upgrade while I'm almost asleep. Should be an easy fix at least (I use the Nvidia slackBuilds), and only my screen savers (and I'm assuming OpenGL games) have been broken thus far.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 09:56 PM   #12
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Oooops! --> me 2

EDIT:
I did a hose & reload an updated to the new xorg and installed the slackbuild nvidia driver and everything is perfect now.

Last edited by slackass; 07-02-2008 at 11:46 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2008, 02:57 AM   #13
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If you use the SlackBuilds at slackbuilds.org, I think the *correct* way to upgrade is to use the nvidia-switch script first to switch back to the old xorg OpenGL files, followed by upgrading the xorg packages, followed by running the nvidia-switch script again to switch back to the nVidia drivers. Not having tested this, I can't confirm it -- but that would be my guess.
Actually as nvidia-switch is working with symlinks the first step won't be necessary. The required logic is already present in nvidia-switch. Upgrading xorg-server will just overwrite the symlinks. "nvidia-switch --nvidia" will then replace the old xorg files with the new ones and recreate the necessary symlinks for nvidia.
 
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Actually as nvidia-switch is working with symlinks the first step won't be necessary. The required logic is already present in nvidia-switch. Upgrading xorg-server will just overwrite the symlinks. "nvidia-switch --nvidia" will then replace the old xorg files with the new ones and recreate the necessary symlinks for nvidia.
Aw, you mean I wasted all that time for nothing? Oh well. I probably should have checked to see if they were real files or symlinks -- but thanks for the information.
 
Old 07-05-2008, 02:28 PM   #15
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Just for fun:
I did another hose & reload on my play box and installed only:
slackpkg
The 2 SlackBuild NVIDIA packages.
gl-117

Then I ran “slackpkge upgrade-all” and updated to the new xorg. To my pleasant surprise, it actually rebooted but with no 3D. The nvidia splash screen did show up tho.

Then I just did “ nvidia-switch –nvidia” and I got 3D back..

Apparently, the SlackBuild nvidia driver is idiot-proof! At least I couldn't break it. .. :-)
 
  


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