On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 23:58 -0700, Steve Herber wrote:
> My nvidia based graphics system was working great until the recent X
> upgrade. During one of my recent package upgrades I ran afoul of the
> abi problem. And now I can't hit the right combination of masks and
> package removals to get back to my working state. Could someone tell
> me which packages I need to mask to restore the last working nvidia
> based X package set?
> Thank you. [composed in console mode, longing for graphics again.]
> Steve Herber
Here is a working combination (for me), assuming modular-X:
Notice that nvidia-glx-1.0.8762 contains an explicit RDEPEND for
and the combination nvidia-glx-<anything> and xorg-server-1.1.<anything>
will fail. With -1.1, the server/driver interface changed, and last I
knew, the nvidia driver has not caught up. Notice also that after
installing xorg-server, you might have to
eselect opengl set nvidia
by hand (I do, but haven't bothered tracking down why).
If you are running xorg-x11-6.8.2-r8, none of this applies, and you will
need information from someone else.
Hope this helps,
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <email@example.com>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Devrel, Sparc)