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Old 07-21-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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xorg in sid


I've seen reported that X.org had made to sid, which I am running.

Has anyone using the nvidia driver done the upgrade yet ? I am not worried about x.org but just that the current driver won't probably work with x.org.

Any clue would be welcome

Thanks all
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:01 AM   #2
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I upgraded to xorg before I installed the nvidia driver, but it was a snap to compile the driver after I did with the nvidia installer. If the driver doesn't work with xorg you could just compile a new one easily enough.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:19 AM   #3
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hi, I am running testing and would like to know how you guys upgraded to x.org from xfree (since x.org willl be coming to testing soon). Just apt-get install x.org ? I want to make sure there will be no problems with the old xfree.

Thank you.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:20 AM   #4
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Not done it yet but x.org appears as an upgrade from xfree86 so an apt-get upgrade should do it.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:46 AM   #5
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I upgraded to xorg with:
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apt-get -t unstable install x-window-system-core
on my testing/unstable system. It went smoothly and my Nvidia driver still works.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 12:58 PM   #6
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Works fine with the driver.

"apt-get install xserver-xorg"
 
Old 07-21-2005, 01:06 PM   #7
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Originally posted by m_yates
I upgraded to xorg with:
Code:
apt-get -t unstable install x-window-system-core
on my testing/unstable system. It went smoothly and my Nvidia driver still works.
Nvidia drivers still work here as well after a dist-upgrade.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 01:11 PM   #8
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If you use the latest drivers directly from nvidia and sit on sid... Yeah, no problems past gcc-4.0. You have to fake it out and make it think you have 3.3 for it to think it can compile.

export CC=gcc-3.3
./NVIDIA-bla-7667.blah.run


I don't know what everybody else is doing. Is somebody maintaining nvidia drivers for you guys? As far as I knew if you tried to upgrade to x.org and 'actually' got it.

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xserver-xorg
apt-get install xserver-xorg (as somebody else said)

then you should have to re-install the driver. Atleast over the past week or so since it's been in there and 3 drops on xorg from the sid repo's. I've had to re-install it over and over otherwise x won't start. But this is normal when using the nvidia drivers for anything.

Anyways, works fine for me on both my mythtv box that runs all day every day and then my desktop.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 03:41 PM   #9
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I'm using nvidia-glx from the debian repositories. Like this link: http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debi...tallation.html
And it works fine.

It should do changing from xf86 to xorg doesn't involve a kernel switch so the module is perfectly fine and should work perfectly fine.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 03:50 PM   #10
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Useing sid here it was as simple as an "aptitude dist-upgrade"
it asks which you would like to use...xfree or xorg,I chose xorg.
after reboot it went directly to console and wouldnt load x...I just reinstalled my video drivers via a script from kanotix and it brought
me back into x at gdm login.
 
  


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