Xorg disaster

Peter Ulrich Kruppa ulrich at pukruppa.net
Fri Feb 6 07:08:51 PST 2009

Lars Eighner schrieb:
> 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.
Deinstall the nvidia driver and try a. first. Chances are high 
you will have something usable.
If that doesn't work: do b. .

Good Luck!


> 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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