portsuser at larseighner.com
Thu Feb 5 18:43:25 PST 2009
Xorg upgrade (gory details follow) went south. I must have a working
graphics browser by Monday. This is pretty much *vital*, as in a matter of
What is the fastest and/or surest way to get a platform that will run
firefox or opera?
a. try to get my nvidia hardware to work with a generic (vesa or vga) driver?
b. try to downgrade Xorg to something that worked.
Hints on either course would be appreciated.
What happened: upgraded system from 7.1 prerelease to 7.1 release p2.
cvsupped the ports tree. Upgraded Xorg and nvidia-driver (after upgrading
perl and everything portupgrade -fr perl5.8 will upgrade (as the script
failed miserably). This was after 20090124 when the mouse problem was
supposed to be fixed.
What happens: first there is something undefined in nvidia's libwfb
so I changed the symbolic link to point to Xorg's version of the lib.
That message went away, but there are tons of "Generic Event Extension"
missing messages and no mouse --- what is more the accessibility keypad
mouse thing doesn't work at all.
I can't pay my bills and I can't get to another computer to use someone
else's browser to do it.
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