[arch-general] testing xorg packages may not be nvidia friendly

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon May 17 05:57:36 EDT 2010

Am 17.05.2010 10:55, schrieb Jan de Groot:
> On Thu, 2010-05-13 at 18:37 -0400, Caleb Cushing wrote:
>> I tried installing testing on a box running nvidia drivers that I have
>> at school. X didn't come up. I don't know why and didn't really
>> investigate (as I was really testing to see if my box at home had an
>> env issue seems it does). using nvidia-173xx-utils
> For the legacy drivers you need to make an xorg.conf that sets
> "IgnoreABI" in the serverflags. Nvidia hasn't released official drivers
> for xorg-server 1.8.

I doubt that will work. It worked for the old version of the nvidia
driver, because it included support for the ABI of the xorg-server 1.8

The legacy drivers have been released a long time ago, they certainly
won't support any 1.8 ABI, not even the prerelease one. IgnoreABI will
probably just lead to X server crashes.

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