nvidia binary drivers no longer work

David Gilbert dgilbert at dclg.ca
Tue Aug 3 08:19:10 PDT 2004

>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Mather <paul at gromit.dlib.vt.edu> writes:

Paul> On Sun, 01 Aug 2004 23:07:59 +0200, Michal Varga
Paul> <varga at stonehenge.sk> wrote:
>> Same here, stopped working about three days ago. Athlon 2500+,
>> GeForce 2 MX400, xorg-server-6.7.0_5, freezes when initializing
>> video card. Open source drive works fine as usually.
>> The problem seems to be not kernel related, use of two week old
>> kernel compiled on a different box didn't solve anything, so i
>> suppose the new GCC has something to do with this. Rebuilt nvidia
>> driver with no effect, xorg was not rebuilt yet, want to give it a
>> try sometime. If someone tried that already, you can save me a lot
>> of time by sending a notice..  (the system is very unstable after
>> all the latest changes in -current, so i suppose i will take 5-6
>> panics or lockups until i will be able to recompile xorg
>> succesfully, if ever..)

Paul> I don't think the GCC 3.4.2 import broke it.  I have a -CURRENT
Paul> kernel+world built post-import and the nVidia driver still works
Paul> for me.  (I did have to rebuilt the nvidia-driver port via
Paul> "portupgrade -fu" though: the original installed version locked
Paul> up my system when starting X.)  My kernel is dated "Sat Jul 31
Paul> 23:08:22 EDT 2004," and I think that's from sources cvsupped
Paul> sometime late 30th July/early 31st July.

One possible difference: I'm still using XFree84-4 ... and a current
from Sunday ... things are working.  Possibly something to do with
xorg is broken?


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