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Old 10-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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xorg upgrade warning


At the time of the previous xorg upgrade I reported here a problem with chrome crashing kde. This has recurred with the latest xorg upgrade and the fix is the same, reinstalling the nvidia drivers.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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This will always happen since the nVidia drivers replace files that are part of the xorg-server package.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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Indeed and idiots like me will be caught out every time. It's a curious feeling when you are desperately googling for a solution and find it in your own posting!

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Old 10-20-2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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Would you consider a warning with the mailing list email next time a xorg update is posted?
 
Old 10-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #5
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I did not have to reinstall the Nvidia driver. All I had to do after upgradepkg xorg-server-1.12.4-i486-2.txz is point one link back to the file installed by Nvidia:
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cd /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions
mv libglx.so libglx.so-xorg-server
ln -s libglx.so.304.88 libglx.so
I am fairly sure that for my setup at least there are no other conflicts between xorg-server and the Nvidia driver. (There are also some between the mesa* package and Nvidia.)

Sadly, this problem with Xfce terminal border missing is still there. Instead of reverting to 1.12.3 again, I am going to try using a different desktop background color.
 
Old 10-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #6
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Indeed and idiots like me will be caught out every time. It's a curious feeling when you are desperately googling for a solution and find it in your own posting!
I love this.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 05:24 AM   #7
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arubin --

This one bit me the last time I updated xorg and again this time as well.

I panicked both times because having no X, I couldn't google an answer.

When I figured out what was going on, I knew the xorg update would bite me again ( and again and again ... ).

I wrote a note to myself in a file: /etc/X11/KJH-WARNING-for-xorg-Updates.txt

Code:
Note to self:

rebuild these packages whenever xorg is updated !

/dld/slackbuilds/nvidia/nvidia-kernel/nvidia-kernel.SlackBuild
/dld/slackbuilds/nvidia/nvidia-driver/nvidia-driver.SlackBuild

then run upgradepkg --reinstall for each 

-- kjh
This time I only panicked for 2-minutes rather than 2-hours

-- kjh
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
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arubin --

This one bit me the last time I updated xorg and again this time as well.

I panicked both times because having no X, I couldn't google an answer.

When I figured out what was going on, I knew the xorg update would bite me again ( and again and again ... ).

I wrote a note to myself in a file: /etc/X11/KJH-WARNING-for-xorg-Updates.txt

Code:
Note to self:

rebuild these packages whenever xorg is updated !

/dld/slackbuilds/nvidia/nvidia-kernel/nvidia-kernel.SlackBuild
/dld/slackbuilds/nvidia/nvidia-driver/nvidia-driver.SlackBuild

then run upgradepkg --reinstall for each 

-- kjh
This time I only panicked for 2-minutes rather than 2-hours

-- kjh
This update also bit me in the ... like it did the last time xorg was updated. Second time around I knew it had something to do with the nvidia files so it didn't take as long as it did to fix. Is there a need to rebuild the two nvidia packages? I believe just reinstalling them is sufficient.
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:11 AM   #9
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I panicked both times because having no X, I couldn't google an answer.
Lynx is your friend, or should be!
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:16 AM   #10
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It's a curious feeling when you are desperately googling for a solution and find it in your own posting!
I have been in that situation myself (albeit for a different issue).

Last edited by ruario; 10-28-2013 at 06:37 AM.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #11
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I simply installed the upgrade xorg files and later had to reboot (for reasons nothing to do with xorg or Nvidia). Once rebooted, I didn't/haven't notice anything different. How do I know if my system is still using the nvidia drivers (from nvidia btw) or not?
 
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:05 PM   #12
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This update also bit me in the ... like it did the last time xorg was updated. Second time around I knew it had something to do with the nvidia files so it didn't take as long as it did to fix. Is there a need to rebuild the two nvidia packages? I believe just reinstalling them is sufficient.
Thanks for that dimm0k.

I backed up the old packages before running the SlackBuild scripts and reran `upgradepkg --reinstall ...` with the old SBo Packages.

All works as before with the old Packages.

-- kjh
 
Old 10-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #13
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How do I know if my system is still using the nvidia drivers (from nvidia btw) or not?
Code:
glxinfo|grep render
should give you an answer.
 
Old 10-21-2013, 03:09 PM   #14
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This one bit me the last time I updated xorg and again this time as well.

I panicked both times because having no X, I couldn't google an answer.
alt.os.linux.slackware is always around. You can access it right from the console with alpine(1), slrn(1), nn(1), tin(1), which are all part of a Slackware full install. In case of emergency you can visit the ##slackware channel on chat.freenode.net with irssi(1), which is part of Slackware, too.

So you're not completely lost without a Google and without a Chrome. :-)
 
Old 10-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #15
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I've pretty much made it a habit of uninstalling the Nvidia drivers before upgrading ANYTHING do do with X, Mesa, or the kernel.
 
  


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