[mythtv-users] Problem w/ nVidia drivers 177.80???
lifter89 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 14 15:41:32 UTC 2008
Dan Wilga wrote:
> I agree with Fred that the driver you want to be using is "nvidia", not "nv".
> I also recently ran into problems with MFE hanging after loading the
> images. The log was spewing tons of error messages about GLX not
> being present.
> The reason for this was the annoying graphic card autodetection stuff
> built into the distro I use (Mandriva). I had just switched graphic
> cards and, noticing this, it decided that the best driver for me to
> use was "nv". Even though I switched back to a previous Xorg.conf
> that used "nvidia", it had also replaced the GLX drivers with the
> open source ones that don't work with "nvidia".
> I recommend you do what I did: download the installer from NVidia's
> site. Don't use the one that comes with your distro, as it's most
> likely several months out of date, anyway. When you run the
> installer, it will make absolutely certain that all of the files it
> needs are in the correct locations, unlike an RPM, which won't always
> replace things that are present but of an incorrect version.
I'll try that later when I get home. I actually saw that nVidia has a
new 177.82 driver out, so I downloaded that, but when I run it, it tells
me that I have an X-Server running and to disable X and then run it. I
can't get X to close and have just a command prompt. I'm using
Thanks for the suggestion!
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