xorg-server-1.5.3 doesn; t work with nvidia driver: Undefined symbol "miZeroLineScreenIndex"

Yuri yuri at rawbw.com
Fri Feb 6 17:23:48 PST 2009

Adam K Kirchhoff wrote:
> First of all, this thread suggests that it is possible to get the
> nvidia driver working with xorg-server 1.5.3:
> http://nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=126815

I learned from here that it only works in nvidia-driver-180.25 which 
isn't in the ports yet:
"180.25 works perfectly. Thanks for getting something out so quickly, 
zander and co."
> Second, if your estimate of "maybe half of all systems run nvidia" is
> accurate, that's still "maybe half" of all systems that do not run
> nvidia, and would likely benefit from an upgrade to xorg-server 1.5.3.
> I know I do.  
Benefit of one users shouldn't be sacrificed for the benefit of others.
Why tens of thousands (?) of people all of the sudden should be figuring
out how to work around this issue?
> Third, if you use a binary only driver that has problems with an
> updated x server, you are certainly not forced to upgrade.  You
> could have just as easily stayed with 1.4.* till nvidia fixed their
> drivers (which, by most accounts, already work with xorg-server 1.5.3).
I do portupgrade periodically. I do not know what are he potential pitfalls
of all the new versions that come with update. People who place new versions
into CVS do. That's why only limited set of people can commit there. And 
have to do testing

I believe this system is sufficient as long as all parts work. But 
testing didn't
work this time.


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