Enemy Territory

Karel J. Bosschaart K.J.Bosschaart at tue.nl
Mon Nov 10 12:01:20 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 10, 2003 at 12:29:30PM -0700, Robin Schoonover wrote:
> Or maybe it was only partially installed (and some of the opengl libs
> weren't).  That doesn't make sense... So I reinstalled the nvidia-driver
> from ports, and tried running tuxracer again.  Doh!  Crashed X.  Of course,
> GLX isn't loaded, so it gets confused, so I'll just have to restart
> X....and I get this message:
> (II) [GLX]: Initializing GLX extension
> Well, that looks promising.  Fire up Descent 3 and....Wow.  Descent 3 is a
> lot different from the first one.  So much higher resolution...
> Well, thanks for the help.  (although this may be a bad thing..how will I
> get -anything- real done??)
Maybe you did a portupgrade or reinstall of XFree86-Server? This will
overwrite some files installed by the nvidia driver. I'm always
reinstalling nvidia-driver after upgrading XFree86-Server/libraries
just to be sure. It's also necessary to reinstall the nvidia driver
after upgrading FreeBSD. 
I prefer to reboot the machine after any nvidia-driver reinstall to 
be entirely sure that I have the newest kernel module loaded. Yes, 
that's ugly, but I got a bit reluctant on kldunload/kldload'ing this 
sort of critical things. My home desktop doesn't have a large uptime 
anyway as I'm turning it off if I don't need it.


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