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rburcham
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: nvidia, nvidia-kernel and xorg 7 Reply with quote

This is an FYI sort of post:

It seems the location for drivers has changed with verion 7 of xorg. It likes to find them in
Code:

/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/


whereas previous versions looked in

Code:
/usr/lib/modules/drivers/


It seems the nvidia drivers are being repackaged... but at this time the original (and "safe" x86) package nvidia-kernel wants to put nvidia_drv.o in the old place. Now that xorg-x11 version 7 is no longer masked, it wants to find drivers in the new place, so right now it cannot find nvidia_drv.o.

This prevents X from starting, with the following aggravating entry in the Xorg log:

Code:
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)


I got around this by symlinking the driver into the new location, and I imagine this will get resolved properly once the new nvidia driver package, nvidia-drivers, is no longer ~x86 masked.

Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.o /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ 


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rburcham,

You can also add a ModulePath statement to xorg, so it looks for modules where you tell it.
You will need to add two if you do that, since it stops using the defualt module path.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Unsupported Software to Documentation, Tips & Tricks.

Xorg really is supported, moved here as it was posted as a solution in search of a problem.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay thanks. I think I'll look for the repackaged nvidia drivers to clean up my mess...

Oh and I had posted in "unsupported" because I thought this was more of an nvidia packaging boof rather than an Xorg boof. But "tips and tricks" makes sense. Thanks for the quick response!
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