Upgrade xorg 7.2 breaks legacy nvidia 1.0-9631 driver ...
kiffin.gish at planet.nl
Sat Jun 16 08:49:34 UTC 2007
After I upgraded to xorg 7.2, I cannot get things to work anymore with my
legacy nvidia 1.0-9631 driver (I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop).
Originally, I downloaded the FreeBSD legacy driver from the official nvidia
website and installed it under the then current X11BASE=/usr/X11R6.
Everything worked just fine.
Until the upgrade to xorg 7.2, that is.
As instructed in the upgrade instructions, I changed ModulePath to
"/usr/local/lib/xorg/modules" in xorg.conf, which I suspect is the root of
my problems, since the original working driver has remained installed in the
I've tried to install the driver from the nvidia-driver-9631 ports
directory, but after struggling forever with all kinds of errors, I gave up
and figured the best approach would be to somehow use my current setup,
possibly copying and or linking to the right place.
Should I just reinstall the driver, but which X11BASE? How to remove the
original files without messing up my system even more?
But I am not sure where to begin. Are there any kind folks out there who can
give me a hand?
Thanks alot in advance.
Kiffin Rex Gish
Gouda, The Netherlands
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