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I installed the -current update this morning and x isn't working. I reinstalled the nvidia drivers... no good. It tells me that the server has a video driver abi version that this driver does not officially support. Then I get a fatal error, no screens found. So I ran rmmod nvidia to drop the nvidia kernel module, changed my xorgconf to use the nv drivers, and go a little white window with the following:
kstartupconfig4 does not exist or fails. The error code is 127. Check your installation.
A few things got left out of the upgrade. I'm using Alien's KDE 4.5.3 packages, so none of that stuff gets upgraded until 4.5.3 finds its way into -current. I've also got Qt 4.7.1 installed... same deal. I also just found out through some google searching that I should have un-blacklisted aaa_efllibs before running the upgrade, but that it would be a really bad idea to do it afterward... could this be causing a problem?
libGL.so.1.2 is the original file from Mesa. The shorter names above are symlinks, which normally point to that file. But the nvidia install points them instead to libGL.so.96.43.01, which is my nvidia version. To find the rest of mine, I would do
Okay, don't hate me because I'm stupid... the older version of the nvidia drivers at slackbuilds.org does not work with the new x server. I installed the new one from the Nvidia website and it works. However...
I find it disturbing that absolutely the only drivers that will run this card now are the proprietary binaries. That's going to be an issue every time there's a kernel upgrade or something.
I find it disturbing that absolutely the only drivers that will run this card now are the proprietary binaries.
I installed the xf86-video-nouveau-git_065576d5df0d-i486-1 package in /extra and it is working very well with my nVidia 7300 LE graphics card. I do not get some Desktop effects (e.g. cube) and I cannot run separate X sessions on my two monitors as I can with the proprietary driver, but it still supplies a very usable environment.