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Re: Warning: rpmfusion nvidia driver needs a special xorg.conf setup.



On 28.11.2008 18:29, Linuxguy123 wrote:
Some of you may know this, but I didn't and thus I'll share what I
learned.

The rpmfusion nvidia driver needs a special xorg.conf file.  It might
not operate properly with a file that previously operated properly with
say a livna sourced driver.
Specifically, it needs this to be present:

Section "Files" ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia" ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules" EndSection

Note: Something like that is required by the livna packages (which are now in RPM Fusion) for years now. The enable/disable scripts add that part to the config files automatically if everything works fine.

IOW: if you just type "yum install kmod-nvidia" it'll just work. If you overwrite the config with nvidia-xconfig afterwards then it won't work. I hope the current driver maintainer fix that soon. Details:

> https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197

Further: Maintaining the drivers is a whole lot of work. RPM Fusion afaics could need some people that help with it -- RPM packaging skills would help, but testing packages, helping to fix bugs and writing documentation is afaics needed as well. Any volunteers?

CU
knurd


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