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From: Martin Schlemmer <azarah@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] New XFree86 and NVidia drivers. (IMPORTANT!!!)
Date: 07 Apr 2002 20:34:46 +0000
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
> 
> 
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-- 

Martin Schlemmer
Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop Team Developer
Cape Town, South Africa



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-- Martin Schlemmer
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