On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Matthew Miller wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 12:51:25PM -0800, alan wrote:
>>I figured that the testing list was the first place to ask since it is a
>>new version of X that is fairly specific to FC5t1.
>But Fedora people can't really help you, because they can't see what nVidia
>did that broke.
It is not what nVIDIA did that is the problem. It is a change in the way
driver modules are loaded in X.
Drivers used to be located in /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/drivers. They are
now (as of FC5t1) in /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers. nVIDIA's installer
assumes the old location and puts the drivers there and not where X now
>>Then I remembered why most of my friends stopped using the Fedora mailing
>>lists for answers.
>Yeah, because you get straightforward answers back from one of the actual
>kernel developers. Man, that sucks.
No, because the answers were not helpful and usually abusive.
You could try making a symink between to old location and the new
location to see if X and the NVidia driver load properly. You might have
a long directory chain if the old directories are not there already.
NVidia will eventually conform to the new standard. Since it is a binary
with no source code available, the NVidia maintainers are the only
ones who could relocate the drivers. You could also move the driver or
copy it to the location that modular-X is now using.
Fundamentally, there may be no basis for anything.