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

On 29.11.2008 19:08, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
On Sat, 2008-11-29 at 18:11 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
On 29.11.2008 17:52, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
On Sat, 2008-11-29 at 13:53 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
On 29.11.2008 00:16, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
Perhaps it would also help if this issue was actually communicated
someplace conspicuous on the RPMFusion site. Not everyone looking at
RPMFusion will pick up a small paragraph at the end of a rather long
post in fedora-announce.
I'm looking at RPMFusion.org right now, and there's absolutely nothing
there about this. But there is something in the FAQ section about why
people _should_ install the RPMFusion nVidia and ATI drivers, and that
in turn provides a link to the "RPMFusionSwitcher" page, which gives
complete instructions on how to (allegedly for ATI) do it.
Fully agreed. But that needs volunteers and people that actually do that. most RPM Fusion contributors are already overloaded. Would you want to help?

RPMFusion Wiki Account / Profile and Bugzilla account created


Glad to help where I am able. Let me know...

Well, it's a bit like it's often in the Open-Source-World afaics: Simply set yourself a goal and work towards it. Don't be shy and don't fear to much that you might step on somebodies toes as long as your work is an overall improvement.

Maybe you could actually give the wiki some love to fix the points you raised earlier in this discussion? I for one would fine something like this really great for our wiki:

- a page that people can watch/subscribe to to get a up2date status of what happening in regrards to the graphics drivers

- a page that descries the differences between the different nvidia driver series

- maybe merge http://rpmfusion.org/RPMFusionSwitcher and https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2006-February/msg01565.html and http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Xorg/3rdPartyVideoDrivers ; explain on it why we use the xorg.conf hack with the ExtensionDir and the ld.conf.d-hack to point to let apps use the libGL.so.1 from nvidia

- explain the dangers of attconfig, nvidia-xconfig and other tools until a real solution is found (see
https://bugzilla.rpmfusion.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204 )

- a "how to debug problems with the graphics driver packages from RPM Fusion". E.g. check if kmod is loaded, check dmesg for messages from module, check Xorg.0.log, check if the extension path is set in xorg.conf, glxinfo in general, LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo, ldd /usr/bin/glxinfo; games with hardcoded rpath might not work -- things like that

There are likely other things that I forgot right here, but maybe that gives you some ideas/impressions (and if you don't understand some of the things I said simply ignore them or ask for advice). Steward and Nicolas (CCed) can likely help and answer questions if needed as well -- those two take care of the graphic driver packages in RPM Fusion.


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