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 Post subject: NVIDIA needs xorg.conf tweak to work with xorg 1.11.0
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:13 pm 
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I have two Sid systems with NVIDIA driver 280.13 installed with sgfxi. Both wouldn't load X after the upgrade (xserver-common, xserver-xorg-core) to 1.11.0.
I had to downgrade to version 1.10.4 from testing.


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 Post subject: Re: NVIDIA not working with xorg 1.11.0 (for me).
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:23 pm 
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Yes, users should be careful when upgrading.

I had to add this to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Section "ServerFlags"
        Option     "ignoreABI" "true"
EndSection


This is my inxi -G
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$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: nVidia G98 [GeForce 8400 GS] X.Org: 1.11.0 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1280x1024@50.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 8400 GS/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW! GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 285.03

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 Post subject: Re: NVIDIA not working with xorg 1.11.0 (for me).
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:07 pm 
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Works, thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: NVIDIA needs xorg.conf tweak to work with xorg 1.11.0
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:39 pm 
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For some reason adding the line in my xorg.conf did not work.
I had to downgrade to the Testing versions as secipolia suggested.
Back in business! :D

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 Post subject: Re: NVIDIA needs xorg.conf tweak to work with xorg 1.11.0
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:43 pm 
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The 'fix' I posted sort of works (random 'bleeding' of graphics), so in the end I also downgraded to Testing versions.

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 Post subject: Re: NVIDIA needs xorg.conf tweak to work with xorg 1.11.0
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:06 pm 
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I would just like to add that I have the 280 driver installed in a GNOME 3 system and the 285 in a KDE system with some effects enabled (the default ones). All is working, at least apparently, perfectly (with xserver 1.11.0).
This may be due to the fact that I have probably the most basic card supported by these drivers, a GF 6200.

As an interesting tip, GNOME 3 has built-in desktop recording and it works surprisingly well in this old PC. Much better than recordmydesktop ever did (and actually better than the same GNOME 3 feature in Fedora).
Here's a tiny 4 or 5 s video: http://www.sendspace.com/file/okk9ir


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 Post subject: Re: NVIDIA needs xorg.conf tweak to work with xorg 1.11.0
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:47 am 
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The latest NVIDIA 285.05.09 driver works fine if installed via sgfxi and no hacks needed


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 Post subject: Re: NVIDIA needs xorg.conf tweak to work with xorg 1.11.0
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:35 pm 
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after fiddling around with various drivers, the added section "ServerFlags" did the trick for
me too, thanks vor the tip.

however the new 280.13.really.275.36-1 in the repos also works now with xserver 1.11. on
my system. running nvidia-xconfig adds the lines "ServerFlags" automatically to xorg.conf,
so you don`t have to do this by hand anymore.


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