New nvidia driver will not install on 6-Stable system

Naram Qashat cyberbotx at
Wed Oct 31 17:23:26 PDT 2007

I found the solution to this.  It's not pretty, but I uninstalled the 
nvidia_driver using pkg_deinstall -f, reinstalled xorg-server to put 
back in place correctly, and then reinstalled nvidia-driver, and it installs 
fine.  I wasn't sure if there was a better way to do it, but the only reason I 
had to do it like that was because was a symlink prior to the 
reinstall of nvidia-driver (and I assume the upgrade of xorg-server didn't 
replace the file because of the symlink) and reinstalling xorg-server after 
uninstalling nvidia-driver corrected the issue.

Naram Qashat

Florent Thoumie wrote:
> Kevin Oberman wrote:
>> When I try to update to the latest x11/nvidia-driver, it won't install
>> due to an error when making the safety copy of
>> ===>  Checking if x11/nvidia-driver already installed
>> mv: rename /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/ to 
>> /usr/local/lib/xorg/modules/,1: No 
>> such file or directory
>> *** Error code 1
>> Any fix for this?
>> If this driver brings the ABI up to 2.0 I will just force it. I always
>> forget to enter the -- -ignoreABI the first time I log in in the morning
> It does bring the API up to 2.0. The error isn't too important, so 
> forcing it will be ok as long as you keep using the nvidia-driver as it 
> provides its own For some reason, isn't 
> installed on your system. It's provided by xorg-server.
> You're not the first person to report it, but I can't reproduce it here.

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