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Re: xorg crashes

Alan Cox wrote:
Vesafb and the i8xx drivers are not compatible. Use the i810fb and you might
be ok. Generally mixing X framebuffer and console framebuffers is a bad idea
although the problem is now actually on the hitlist

As I said, I don't have an i810 but an nvidia. But I have things running fine now, as I said in the bug report (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=134289):

"Hmmm, I guess I figured out what's the problem.

I rolled back xorg to the version I had installed and... the problem
persisted. I reinstalled the nvidia drivers, the problem went away.
Well, I decided to upgrade again and see what was borking the drivers.
nvidia-installer complained that the libGL.so symlink was pointing
nowhere, and in fact, the upgrade has put it pointing to an unexisting
library (maybe the one that comes with mesa, I didn't check and I
don't have the xorg mesa package installed). By this time I was
already pointing the finger at xorg for messing with the symlinks for
no good reason.

I fixed the symlink and rebooted (just to make sure) and it didn't fix
it, but reinstalling the drivers did the job.

In the end, I don't really know who to blame. "nvidia-installer
--sanity" does not complain about anything else than the libGL symlink
(which xorg wrongly breaks) but it still requires a reinstall to work.

I will not close this bug because the symlink thing is still a bug in
the xorg package (IMHO), but the rest I guess can't be pointed at xorg
for lack of information."

Carlos Rodrigues

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