[arch-dev-public] Xorg-server 1.5RC6 enters testing

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 00:02:31 EDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> Xorg-server 1.5RC6 ( enters tesing. This version of
> xorg-server includes input hotplugging using hal, better EXA support and
> less memory usage.
> Note that this version requires an upgrade of all videodrivers.
> All videodrivers shipped with X.Org have been rebuilt to reflect this
> change. Nvidia drivers don't seem to need a rebuild, while AMD's
> catalyst drivers don't support the new X.Org version. Fglrx users should
> not upgrade to this version.
> Please give this version of X.Org an extensive test run and report bugs.

I am having problems with nvidia, specifically the nvidia-96xx driver:

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so: undefined
symbol: AllocateScreenPrivateIndex
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (loader failed, 7)

A recompile of the driver didn't seem to help anything. I'm booted up
with the nv driver now, which works OK, but not nearly as good (and
only 2D) as the closed-source driver unfortunately.

Any thoughts on this? I know so little about X/graphics drivers.


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