Xorg disaster

matt donovan kitchetech at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 18:47:59 PST 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 9:20 PM, Lars Eighner <portsuser at larseighner.com>wrote:

> 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
> survival.
> 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.
> --
> Lars Eighner
> http://www.larseighner.com/index.html
> 8800 N IH35 APT 1191 AUSTIN TX 78753-5266
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I've had issues with nvidia driver not hooking into the  kernel on 7.1. but
Generic Event Extension problem is in /usr/ports/UPDATING the xorg server
does not have that entension yet but will be in the next version.

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