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From: Jesús Guerrero <i92guboj@...>
Subject: Re: hal, how to chose between nvidia and nv
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 11:52:45 +0100
On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 11:08:26 +0100, Arnau Bria <arnau@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I have no xorg.conf, so hal does all the conf stuff for me.
> My problem (I think) is that I have both modules in my sytem:
> 
> 
> [I] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers
> 
> $ grep nv /etc/make.conf 
> VIDEO_CARDS="vesa nvidia"
> 
> 
> and seems that Xorg tries some drivers and finally loads nv driver:
> 
> from less /var/log/Xorg.0.log, some relevant info:
> 
> [..]
> (--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 10de:0221:0000:0000 nVidia Corporation NV44A
[GeForce
> 6200] rev 161, Mem
> [...]
> 
> (II) LoadModule: "glx"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libglx.so
> (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
>         compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
>         Module class: X.Org Server Extension
> (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  180.60  Tue May 12 12:42:34 PDT 2009
> [...]
> (II) LoadModule: "dri"
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module dri
> (II) UnloadModule: "dri"
> (EE) Failed to load module "dri" (module does not exist, 0)
> (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module dri2
> (II) UnloadModule: "dri2"
> (EE) Failed to load module "dri2" (module does not exist, 0)
> (II) LoadModule: "nv"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nv_drv.so
> (II) Module nv: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
>         compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 2.1.14
>         Module class: X.Org Video Driver
>         ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
> (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//vesa_drv.so
> (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
>         compiled for 1.6.3.901, module version = 2.2.1
>         Module class: X.Org Video Driver
>         ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 5.0
> (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
> (WW) Warning, couldn't open module fbdev
> (II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
> (EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
> (II) NV: driver for NVIDIA chipsets: RIVA 128, RIVA TNT, RIVA TNT2,
> [...]
> (II) NV(0): Initializing int10
> (II) NV(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
> (--) NV(0): Chipset: "GeForce 6200"
> (II) NV(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
>         "Builtin Default nv Screen 0" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
> (==) NV(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
> (==) NV(0): RGB weight 888
> (==) NV(0): Default visual is TrueColor
> [...]
> (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not
> found)
> [...]
> 
> 
> from here all refers to NV.
> 
> Am Iworng or my xorg uses nv driver? if so, how may I force hal to use
> nvidia driver? what about dri module? why is it failling to load it?

This is only one of the reasons (only one of them) why hal in X is as
useless as it can get: if you use any driver that's not provided by the
Xorg guys then you still need an xorg.conf.

About dri, I don't think nv supports dri at all. It certainly doesn't do
any 3d.

-- 
Jesús Guerrero


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