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

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Fri Sep 5 04:17:00 EDT 2008

On Thu, 2008-09-04 at 23:02 -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
> 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.

Yes, nvidia doesn't support xorg-server 1.5 in their legacy drivers yet.
For now it means switching to the free drivers. The status is the same
for ATI users who are using catalyst now. To use xorg-server 1.5 they
will have to switch to xf86-video-ati or radeonhd.

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