FYI: x11/nvidia-driver no longer nvidia provided Xorg libraries

Tom Evans at
Mon Feb 23 02:00:20 PST 2009

On Sun, 2009-02-22 at 05:31 -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Hi Chris, porters, and x11,
>     This is a note that our version of x11/nvidia-driver available in
> ports no longer loads with the current provided plist due to ABI
> incompatibility between the nvidia provided Xorg X11 libraries and the
> vanilla libraries. Not using the nvidia provided libraries loads up
> X11 at least; however, trying to use the vanilla X11 libraries with my
> system also causes issues after 10~30 minutes of use with my 8800GTS
> and dual-head / Xinerama enabled. Something's livelocking the kernel
> somewhere, so even if I do CTRL-ALT-Backspace, and provide further
> input my console doesn't respond, and I'm forced to warm boot my
> system.
>     Thus I've reverted to the nv / nouveau drivers for the time being.
> Thanks,
> -Garrett




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