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From: Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>
To: gentoo-user@g.o
Cc: Gentoo-Dev <gentoo-dev@g.o>, gentoo-announce@g.o, gentoo-core@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] Re: [gentoo-user] New XFree86 and NVidia drivers. (IMPORTANT!!!)
Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 15:33:51
Message-Id: 1018211689.5927.48.camel@nosferatu.lan
In Reply to: [gentoo-announce] New XFree86 and NVidia drivers. by Martin Schlemmer
Hiya guys

Sorry I borked it a bit.  I left a stray libGL.a in /usr/X11R6/lib
which causes compile problems for tuxracer, etc.

How to fix:
-----------

Wait about 20mins, then do as root:

# emerge rsync
# cp /usr/portage/x11-base/xfree/files/4.2.0-r9/opengl-update /usr/sbin/
# cp /usr/portage/x11-base/xfree/files/4.2.0-r9/lib/libGL.la \
	/usr/lib/opengl/xfree/lib/
# mv /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.a /usr/lib/opengl/xfree/lib/

OR:

# emerge rsync
# emerge xfree


Sorry for the inconvenience.


Greetings,
  MS


On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 17:03, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
> Hi > > I just unmasked > > x11-base/xfree-4.2.0-r9 > media-video/nvidia-kernel-1.0.2880 > media-video/nvidia-glx-1.0.2880 > > > Important for this release: > --------------------------- > > It adds a new feature to the xfree ebuild, which will be of interest > to NVidia owners. With the new xfree and nvidia ebuilds, it is possible > to switch between the XFree86 and NVidia OpenGL implementations without > reinstalling (nice to have if you want to quickly test the latest > ATI card without reinstalling, or if you buy a non NVidia card). > > More important, is that no more custom module paths in > /etc/X11/XF86Config is needed, but your config file that worked on > Slack/Debian/Redhat/etc, should work with Gentoo Linux. > > > How all this works: > ------------------- > > Any user that have nvidia-glx installed, can switch to and from > the nvidia libGL.so at any time. > > Switch to nvidia libGL.so: > > # opengl-update nvidia > > > Switch to xfree libGL.so: > > #opengl-update xfree > > > How to get: > ----------- > > For nvidia users: > > # emerge nvidia-glx > > should merge the new xfree ebuild with the brand new NVidia drivers > version 1.0-2880. > > > For non nvidia users: > > # emerge xfree > > > Please note: for optimal results, unmerge old versions of > xfree and nvidia-*: > > # emerge --safe unmerge xfree nvidia-kernel nvidia-glx > (portage-1.8.17 or earlier) > > # emerge -C xfree nvidia-kernel nvidia-glx > (portage-1.8.18 or later) > > ALSO: the latest nvidia drivers *NEED* x11-base/xfree-4.2.0-r9, > and will break if you force them with older versions of > xfree!!! > > > Greetings, > > -- > > Martin Schlemmer > Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop Team Developer > Cape Town, South Africa > > > _______________________________________________ > gentoo-user mailing list > gentoo-user@g.o > http://lists.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-user
-- Martin Schlemmer Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop Team Developer Cape Town, South Africa